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Handbook of Socialization, Second Edition: Theory and Research

by Joan E. Grusec & Paul D. Hastings

This highly regarded handbook remains the leading reference and advanced text on socialization. Foremost authorities review the breadth of current knowledge on socialization processes across the life span. Extensively...


Cross-Cultural Roots of Minority Child Development

by Patricia M. Greenfield & Rodney R. Cocking

Cross-Cultural Roots of Minority Child Development was the first volume to analyze minority child development by comparing minority children to children in their ancestral countries, rather than to children...


Understanding Adolescents for Helping Professionals

by LCPC Avidan Milevsky PhD

Promotes an in-depth understanding of adolescent development that can be immediately applied to effective treatment

Adolescence is a distinct and complex stage of development, and successful interventions with...


Silver Linings:: What Five Ninety-Something Women Taught Me About Positive Aging

by Peggy Brown Bonsee

Role models are not just for the young. Professional life coach Peggy Bonsee believes they are just as important in later years as when we start out in life. This book profiles five "golden ladies" who inspired...


Handbook of Intraindividual Variability Across the Life Span

by Manfred Diehl, Karen Hooker & Martin J. Sliwinski

Intraindividual variability (IIV) of human development and behavior across the entire life-span is explored in this new book. Leading researchers summarize recent findings on the extent, role, and function of...


The Good Girl Revolution: Young Rebels with Self-Esteem and High Standards

by Wendy Shalit

Across the country, there’s a youth-led rebellion challenging the status quo. In Seattle and Pittsburgh, teenage girls protest against companies that sell sleazy clothing. Online, a nineteen-year-old describes...


Making Peace with Yourself

by Harold Md Bloomfield

"I'm afraid of getting again."

"When I look in the mirror, I'm never quite satisfied."

"I can't stand criticism."

"I'm always feeling tense and rushed."

"I wish I could be happier."

Do any of these sound familiar?...


Epistemic Cognition and Development: The Psychology of Justification and Truth

by David Moshman

Epistemic cognition, the philosophical core of metacognition, concerns people's knowledge about the justification and truth of beliefs. Multiple literatures in psychology and education address aspects of epistemic...


His Brain, Her Brain

by Scientific American Editors

Boy or girl? Even before a person is born, that's the first thing everyone wants to know—underscoring just how much value human societies of all types place on gender. In this eBook, His Brain, Her Brain,...


To Touch Is To live: The Need for Genuine Affection in an Impersonal World

by Ph.D., Mariana Caplan

For babies to develop normally, they must be touched. Adults, too, thrive when touch is a normal part of their each day: a reassuring handshake, a sympathetic hug, a healing massage. But how often do we permit...


The Overparenting Epidemic: Why Helicopter Parenting Is Bad for Your Kids . . . and Dangerous for You, Too!

by George Glass & David Tabatsky

Helicopter parents, tiger moms, cosseters, hothouse parents . . .

Whatever we label it, overparenting—anxious, invasive, overly attentive, and competitive parenting—may have finally backfired. As we witness...


The The Answer

by Egil Linge & Dan Josefsson

When you are tired of waiting for the great love and want to know how to change your situation.


A Girl's Childhood: Psychological Development, Social Change, and The Yale Child Study  Center

by Stephen Lassonde, Linda C. Mayes & Deborah Weinstein

Sixty years ago, a group of prominent psychoanalysts, developmentalists, pediatricians, and educators at the Yale Child Study Center joined together with the purpose of formulating a general psychoanalytic theory...


The Health Care Setting As A Context for the Prevention and Treatment of Child Abuse: A Special Issue of children's Health Care

by Keith L. Kaufman

This special issue was designed to explore the role of health care professionals in the assessment, treatment, and prevention of child maltreatment. The initial five articles were solicited to enhance our understanding...


Gonadal Hormones and Sex Differences in Behavior: A Special Issue of developmental Neuropsychology

by Sheri A. Berenbaum

As the papers in this special issue demonstrate, gonadal hormones have powerful effects on the development of the brain and behavior in human beings, as in other species. Both androgens and estrogens affect...


Origins of Language Disorders: A Special Issue of developmental Neuropsychology

by Donna J. Thal & Judith S. Reilly

This special issue represents the initial products of the first five years of a multi-center project entitled "Origins of Communicative Disorders." As the title implies, the common goal of investigators involved...


The Playful Brain: Venturing to the Limits of Neuroscience

by Sergio Pellis & Vivien Pellis

For centuries the phenomenon of play has perplexed scientists across the board. Studies by biologists, psychologists, neuroscientists, anthropologists, and educators have excited keen debate and contention,...


Dr. Toy's Smart Play Smart Toys - Expanded & Updated 4th Edition: How to Select and Use the Best Toys & Games

Losing Tim: How Our Health and Education Systems Failed My Son with Schizophrenia

by Paul Gionfriddo

Paul Gionfriddo’s son Tim is one of the “6 percent”—the percentage of all Americans with serious mental illness. He is also one of the half million homeless people with serious mental illnesses in desperate...


Developmental Science

by Marc H Bornstein & Michael E Lamb

Noted as one of the most comprehensive textbooks in the field, Developmental Science, 6th Edition introduces readers to all of areas in developmental psychology: neuroscience, genetics, perception, cognition,...