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- Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95
Representing Development presents the different social representations that have formed the idea of development in Western thinking over the past three centuries. Offering an acute perspective on the current state of developmental science and providing constructive insights into future pathways, the book draws together twelve contributors with... more...
- Springer US 2016; US$ 99.99
This second edition synthesizes the emerging knowledge base on the diversity of stepfamilies, their inherent concerns, and why so relatively little is still known about them. Its extensive findings shed needed light on family arrangements relatively new to the literature (e.g., cohabitating stepparents), the effects of these relationships on different... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95
Originally published in 1974, this volume is primarily devoted to what is known about human infancy from an ethological, evolutionary viewpoint. Included are discussions of pan-specific traits, presumably shared by all infants; individual genetic variations on these behaviours (as judged by twin-studies); sex differences, presumably shared by infants... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 59.95
Piagetian theory was once considered able to describe the structure and development of human thought. As a result, it generated an enthusiasm that it could direct education to develop new teaching methods, particularly in science and mathematics. However, disillusionment with Piagetian theory came rather quickly because many of its structural and... more...
- OUP Oxford 2016; US$ 179.99 US$ 154.79
This book provides a state of the art review of key developmental findings across phonological, morphological, syntactic, and semantic aspects of language acquisition. It places language acquisition phenomena in a richly comparative context, highlighting the link between linguistic theory, language development, and theories of learning. more...
- Oxford University Press 2016; US$ 57.99 US$ 49.87
Strategic Thinking in Complex Problem Solving provides readers with practical tools to help them solve complex problems. Based on theoretical and empirical evidence from many disciplines, this book breaks down the resolution process into four easy-to-follow steps, and provides concrete guidelines to help anyone who is confronted with an unfamiliar,... more...
- Oxford University Press 2016; US$ 59.99 US$ 51.59
Contexts for Young Child Flourishing uses an evolutionary systems framing to address the conditions and contexts for child development and thriving. Contributors focus on flourishing-optimizing individual (physiological, psychological, emotional) and communal (social, community) functioning. more...
- Karnac Books 2016; US$ 79.95
This book is about the hope underlying the ability to survive the early years. Coleridge's The Rime of the Ancient Mariner is both metaphor and framework of the despair and hopelessness that some babies and parents experience in their efforts to hold on and go through difficult circumstances. Their early experiences are not voyages "into a sunny and... more...
- Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 99.99
This book introduces current theories and research on disability, and builds on the premise that disability has to be understood from the dialectical dynamics of biology, psychology, and culture over time. Based on the newest empirical research on children with disabilities, the book overcomes the limitations of the medical and social models of disability... more...