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  • Tell Me a Storyby Elaine Reese

    Oxford University Press, USA 2013; US$ 19.99

    Family storytelling offers many of the same advantages as book reading - and some new ones - for children's language and emotional development, coping skills, and sense of belonging. Tell Me a Story: Sharing Stories to Enrich Your Child's World shows parents how telling and sharing stories about family experiences can help children grow into... more...

  • Threats To Optimal Developmentby Charles A. Nelson

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 115.00

    Psychology's recent immersion in risk research has introduced a new variant in which the focus is not solely on disease, but also on the effects and consequences produced by the multiple aspects of risk on individual adaptation. Variations in such patterns of adaptation signal the entrance of protective factors as an added element to the clinical... more...

  • The Development and Meaning of Psychological Distanceby Rodney R. Cocking; K. Ann Renninger; Ann Renninger

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 95.00

    One of the paradoxes in developmental theory is the child's simultaneous intrapsychic and interpsychic development. While the child is growing in mental capacity and struggling to define self, behaviors are also being learned whose function is to integrate self into a social network, which often means that egocentric behaviors are in conflict with... more...

  • Adolescent Storm and Stressby James E. C?t?; James E. Cote

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 125.00

    In 1928, Margaret Mead published her first book, entitled Coming of Age in Samoa , in which she described to the Western world an exotic culture where people "came of age" with a minimum of "storm and stress." In 1983, Derek Freeman, an Australian anthropologist, published a book in which he systematically attacked Mead's conclusions about that culture... more...

  • Development of Person-context Relationsby Thomas A. Kindermann; Jaan Valsiner

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 80.00

    Traditionally, developmental psychology has its focus on individuals. Developmentalists aim to describe regularities in individuals' change and development across time, to explain the processes and mechanisms that are involved in producing change and regularity, and eventually, to design strategies for optimization and modification of developmental... more...

  • Fetal Developmentby Jean-Pierre Lecanuet; William P. Fifer; Norman A. Krasnegor; William P. Smotherman

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 165.00

    Based on the presentations given by well-known specialists at a recent multidisciplinary conference of developmental psychobiologists, obstetricians, and physiologists, this book is the first exhaustive attempt to synthesize the present scientific knowledge on fetal behavior. Utilizing a psychobiological analytic approach, it provides the reader with... more...

  • Brain Plasticity and Behaviorby Bryan Kolb

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 80.00

    There are few books devoted to the topic of brain plasticity and behavior. Most previous works that cover topics related to brain plasticity do not include extensive discussions of behavior. The first to try to address the relationship between recovery from brain damage and changes in the brain that might support the recovery, this volume includes... more...

  • Assessment and Intervention Issues Across the Life Spanby Stephanie M.C. Dollinger; Lisabeth F. DiLalla; Stephanie MC Dollinger

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 115.00

    This volume evolved from the second life span development conference held at Southern Illinois University entitled "Assessment and Intervention Across the Lifespan." Providing an overview and consideration of important directions for research in areas of assessment and intervention across the lifespan, the presentations covered a variety of topic areas... more...

  • Adolescent Psychiatry, V. 25by Aaron H. Esman

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 80.00

    Volume 25 of The Annals is a timely reprise on developmental, psychotherapeutic, and forensic issues that enter into the evaluation and treatment of adolescents. It traverses different explanatory perspectives, offers integrative expositions of several treatment modalities, and wrestles with the legal dimensions of adolescent care. The volume begins... more...

  • Is There Life Without Mother?by Leonard Shengold

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 65.00

    In this richly textured study of personal growth and creativity hemmed in by childhood disaster, Shengold compares the differing gifts and differing solutions of extraordinary talents as they seek to negotiate a universal longing to refind the mother without sliding back into neglect, abuse, and despair.  In the foreground of his analysis are moving... more...