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Family-School Links: How Do They Affect Educational Outcomes?

by Alan Booth & Judith F. Dunn

Based on the presentations and discussions from a national symposium on family-school links held at the Pennsylvania State University, this volume brings together psychologists, sociologists, educators, and...


Adolescent Fatherhood

by Arthur B. Elster & Michael E. Lamb

First published in 1986. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


Child Care in the 1990s: Trends and Consequences

by Alan Booth

Bringing together professionals from sociology, economics, psychology, and family studies, this volume presents papers from a symposium on child care that sought answers to each of the four questions listed...


Social Withdrawal, Inhibition, and Shyness in Childhood

by Kenneth H. Rubin & Jens B. Asendorpf

Psychologists of varying theoretical persuasions have long held that social experiences are critical to normal developmental trajectories and that the lack of such experiences is worthy of compensatory attention....


Sons and Fathers: Challenges to paternal authority

by John Crosby

Father-son relationships can be notoriously difficult. Often fractious, sometimes hostile, and occasionally destructive, the issue of authority is negotiated by fathers and sons in a range of styles. In this...


Analogical Reasoning in Children

by Usha Goswami

Analogical reasoning is a fundamental cognitive skill, involved in classification, learning, problem-solving and creative thinking, and should be a basic building block of cognitive development. However, for...


The Development of Young Children's Social-Cognitive Skills

by Michael A. Forrester

Understanding how young children begin to make sense out of the social world has become a major concern within developmental psychology. Over the last 25 years research in this area has raised a number of questions...


Parenting Behaviour and Children's Cognitive Development

by Sara Meadows

The association between parents' behaviour and children's cognitive development is at the meeting place of several prominent theories of psychological development and a range of complex methodological and conceptual...


Understanding Child Language Acquisition

by Caroline Rowland

A comprehensive introduction to child language acquisition that outlines the most influential findings, discusses fiercely debated topics and poses outstanding questions for the future.


Just Babies: The Origins of Good and Evil

by Paul Bloom

A leading cognitive scientist argues that a deep sense of good and evil is bred in the bone.

 

From John Locke to Sigmund Freud, philosophers and psychologists have long believed that we begin life as blank moral...


Mood: The Key to Understanding Ourselves and Others

by Patrick M. Burke

A reader-friendly yet in-depth overview of the latest research on mood as the way we are tuned to the world.

 

     This book examines the central role that mood plays in determining our outlook on life...


Digital Generations: Children, Young People, and the New Media

by David Buckingham & Rebekah Willett

Computer games, the Internet, and other new communications media are often seen to pose threats and dangers to young people, but they also provide new opportunities for creativity and self-determination. As...


Mothers of Adult Children

by Marguerite Bouvard, Susan Duenke & Mirna E. Carranza

The theme of Mothers of Adult Children covers the many invisible issues facing mothers of adult children from around the world. This book contains stories of mothering including having children move back home,...


Your Defiant Teen, Second Edition: 10 Steps to Resolve Conflict and Rebuild Your Relationship

by Russell A. Barkley, Arthur L. Robin & Christine M. Benton

If life with your teen has become a battleground, it's time to take action. This empathic book shows how. Trusted psychologists who have worked with thousands of families give you the tools you need to overcome...


Someone Else's Twin: The True Story of Babies Switched at Birth

by Nancy L. Segal

The combination of a riveting true story and cutting-edge twin research makes this book an irresistible page-turner.

Identical twins Begoña and Delia were born thirty-eight years ago in Spain’s Canary Islands....


Rise of Consciousness and the Development of Emotional Life

by Michael Lewis

Synthesizing decades of influential research and theory, Michael Lewis demonstrates the centrality of consciousness for emotional development. At first, infants' competencies constitute innate reactions to particular...


Parenting the Whole Child: A Holistic Child Psychiatrist Offers Practical Wisdom on Behavior, Brain Health, Nutrition, Exercise, Family Life, Peer Rel

by Scott M. Shannon & Emily Heckman

Understanding child health and wellness through a holistic lens. Complementing his book for professionals, here Scott Shannon equips parents and caregivers with a better way to understand the mental health challenges...


The App Generation: How Today's Youth Navigate Identity, Intimacy, and Imagination in a Digital World

by Gardner Howard & Katie Davis

No one has failed to notice that the current generation of youth is deeply—some would say totally—involved with digital media. Professors Howard Gardner and Katie Davis name today’s young people The App...


Lying, Cheating, and Carrying On: Developmental, Clinical, and Sociocultural Aspects of Dishonesty and Deceit

by Henri Parens & Salman Akhtar

This book aims to help therapists enhance their empathy with patients who are compelled to lie and to provide them with better therapeutic strategies to deal with the clinical dilemmas that arise in working...


H. G. Wells Floor Games: A Father's Account of Play and Its Legacy of Healing

by H. G. Wells & Barbara A. Turner

The delightful story of creative play with miniature figures and magical worlds on the nursery floor is brought back to life in this reprint of a historical work. Written for his sons in 1911, Wells's story...