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Criteria for Competence: Controversies in the Conceptualization and Assessment of Children's Abilities

by Michael Chandler & Michael Chapman

One of developmental psychology's central concerns is the identification of specific "milestones" which indicate what children are typically capable of doing at different ages. Work of this kind has a substantial...


The Developing Child in the 21st Century: A global perspective on child development

by Sandra Smidt

Taking a child-centred view of education and learning, this multidisciplinary exploration of childhood shows how children make sense of the world through everything they come into contact with, and all their...


Television and the Aggressive Child: A Cross-National Comparison

by L. Rowell Huesmann & Leonard D. Eron

The research presented in this book, originally published in 1986, looks to pinpoint the psychological processes involved in the media violence-aggression relation. Expanding on earlier studies, the compilation...


The Disappearing Girl: Learning the Language of Teenage Depression

by Lisa Machoian

Adults are increasingly concerned about the rising rate of depression in teenage girls and the frequency of alarming behaviors including wild conduct, explosive outbursts, back talking, sexual escapades, drug...


The Courage to Raise Good Men

by Olga Silverstein & Beth Rashbaum

"Challenging and readable...will help mothers understand the implications of pushing boys out of the family before they're ready to go."-The Los Angeles Times Book Review.


Will's Choice: A Suicidal Teen, a Desperate Mother, and a Chronicle of Recovery

by Gail Griffith

On March 11, 2001, seventeen-year-old Will ingested a near-fatal dose of his antidepressant medication, an event that would forever change his life and the lives of his family. In Will's Choice, his mother,...


Inner Work

by Robert A. Johnson

A noted author and Jungian analyst teaches how to use dreams and inner exercises to achieve personal wholeness and a more satisfying life.


Meland: 10 Ways Self-Obsession Makes You Stupid

by Kerry Cue

Who are you? What do you stand for? What is the meaning of your life? In our globalised, market-driven, click-on click-off culture we not only fail to answer these questions, we can't even focus on them for...


The Way of Boys

by Anthony Rao, PhD, Anthony Rao & Michelle Seaton

The problem isn't with boys, it's with our expectations of them

In a book that's part advice and part exposé, psy­chologist and expert on boyhood development Dr. Anthony Rao challenges some of the potentially...


Human Bonding: The Science of Affectional Ties

by Cindy Hazan & Mary I. Campa

This tightly edited volume provides an integrative overview of human bonding from infancy through adulthood. Through an attachment lens, the book synthesizes classic and cutting-edge research on close relationships...


Easy To Love, Difficult To Discipline: The 7 Basic Skills For Turning Conflict

by Becky A. Bailey

The 7 Basic Skills for Turning Conflict into Cooperation.

Have you ever opened your mouth to discipline your child, and your parents' nastiest words tumble out? In an era when most parenting books focus on the...


Anger Management Games for Children

by Deborah Plummer & Jane Serrurier

This book helps adults to understand, manage and reflect on children's anger. Featuring a wealth of games, it is designed to foster successful anger management strategies for children aged 5-12. It covers the...


Adlerian Lifestyle Counseling: Practice and Research

by Warren R. Rule & Malachy Bishop

A rare balance of both practical application and empirical research investigation, Adlerian Lifestyle Counseling provides mental health practitioners with an invaluable resource on the theories of counseling...


Mentally Ill Child Grows Up: Transitions to the World Of: Transitions to the World of Work

by Bertram J. Black

Published in 1993, Mentally Ill Child Grows Up is a valuable contribution to to the field of Psychiatry/Clinical Psychology.


Casualties of Childhood: A Developmental Perspective on Sexual Abuse Using Projective Drawings

by Bobbie Kaufman & Agnes Wohl

Against the backdrop of powerful case vignettes and their accompanying House, Tree, Person and Kinetic Family Drawings, the discussion focuses primarily on the essential link between childhood sexual abuse and...


Research Comparisons and Medical Applications of Ericksonian Techniques

by Stephen R. Lankton & Jeffrey K. Zeig

Published in the year 1988, Research Comparisons and Medical Applications of Eriksonian Techniques is a valuable contribution to the field of Psychiatry.


Developing Talent Across the Lifespan

by Peter Heymans & CORNELIS F M VAN LIESHOUT

The book sketches different approaches in the study of the development of talent and giftedness from early infancy to late adulthood. New views and findings on the development of high intelligence and achievement...


Children's Drawings of the Human Figure

by Maureen V. Cox

In this book, Maureen Cox traces the development of the human form in children's drawings; she reviews the literature in the field, criticises a number of major theories and also presents new data.


Agency: Its Role in Mental Development

by James Russell

The idea behind this book is that developing a conception of the physical world and a conception of mind is impossible without the exercise of agency, meaning "the power to alter at will one's perceptual inputs"....


Radical Parenting: Seven Steps to a Functional Family in a Dysfunctional World

by Brad Blanton

This book brings together the concepts set forth in Blanton's 3 previous books and applies then systematically to child rearing.