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  • The Good Teenby Richard M. Lerner

    Potter/TenSpeed/Harmony 2007; US$ 14.95

    For many parents the thought of the teen years holds more dread than all the sleepless nights of infancy and scraped knees of childhood combined. After all, teens are obstinate, inconsiderate, and defiant; they sulk and stress; they are prone to bad decisions and unreasonable behavior. Given the option, most parents would happily skip the storms... more...

  • On the Nature of Human Plasticityby Richard M. Lerner

    Cambridge University Press 1984; US$ 44.00 US$ 36.08

    This book questions the extent to which human beings are capable of changing their physical characteristics and behavioural patterns. more...

  • Concepts and Theories of Human Developmentby Richard M. Lerner

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    A classic in the field, this third edition will continue to be the book of choice for advanced undergraduate and graduate-level courses in theories of human development in departments of psychology and human development. This volume has been substantially revised with an eye toward supporting applied developmental science and the developmental systems... more...

  • America's Youth in Crisisby Richard M. Lerner

    SAGE Publications 1994; US$ 46.00 US$ 39.10

    Many adolescents in the United States are at risk from substance abuse, unsafe sexual practices, academic underachievement, crime and violence. What can be done to tackle these growing problems? The author of this thought-provoking book suggests the need to focus on young people's development in relation to specific features of the individual's... more...

  • Handbook of Adolescent Psychologyby Richard M. Lerner; Laurence Steinberg

    Wiley 2004; US$ 115.00 US$ 99.67

    The study of adolescence in the field of psychology has grown tremendously over the last two decades, necessitating a comprehensive and up-to-date revision of this seminal work. This multidisciplinary handbook, edited by the premier scholars in the field, Richard Lerner and Laurence Steinberg, and with contributions from the leading researchers, reflects... more...

  • Action and Self-Developmentby Jochen Brandtstadter; Richard M. Lerner

    SAGE Publications 1999; US$ 140.00 US$ 119.00

    This volume presents the reader with a stimulating rich tapestry of essays exploring the nature of action and intentionality, and discussing their role in human development. As the contributions make clear, action is an integrative concept that forms the bridge between our psychological, biological, and sociocultural worlds. Action is also integrative... more...

  • Family Systems and Life-span Developmentby Kurt Kreppner; Richard M. Lerner

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 47.95

    This interdisciplinary volume presents international research and theories focusing on the development of the individual across the life span. Centering on "family" as the key context influencing, and being influenced by the developing person, the contributors to this volume discuss an array of theoretical models, methodological strategies, and substantive... more...

  • Approaches to Positive Youth Developmentby Rainer K. Silbereisen; Richard M. Lerner

    SAGE Publications 2007; US$ 120.00

    Scientific research and science-guided practice based on the promotion of an individual's strengths constitutes a radical shift in a new and growing area of study within the field of human development. Its trademark term is `positive youth development'. This approach to human development is based on the idea that, in addition to preventing problems,... more...

  • The Handbook of Life-Span Developmentby Richard M. Lerner; Willis F. Overton

    Wiley 2010; US$ 175.00 US$ 151.67

    In the past fifty years, scholars of human development have been moving from studying change in humans within sharply defined periods, to seeing many more of these phenomenon as more profitably studied over time and in relation to other processes.  The Handbook of Life-Span Development, Volume 1: Cognition, Biology, and Methods  presents the study... more...

  • Applied Developmental Scienceby Richard M. Lerner; Francine Jacobs; Donald Wertlieb

    SAGE Publications 2005; US$ 117.00 US$ 99.45

    This affordable paperback course textbook has been adapted from the landmark four-volume Handbook of Applied Developmental Science (SAGE 2003). In 20 chapters, Applied Developmental Science: An Advanced Textbook brings together the latest in theory and application from applied developmental science and the positive psychology movement. This advanced... more...