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Developmental psychology

  • Teaching Kids to Thinkby Darlene Sweetland; Ron Stolberg

    Sourcebooks 2015; US$ 14.99

    Why Do Kids These Days Expect Everything to be Given to Them? Today's kids don't know how to read a map. They can Google the answer to any question at lightning speed. If a teen forgets his homework, a quick call to mom or dad has it hand-delivered in minutes. Fueled by the rapid pace of technology, the Instant Gratification Generation not only... more...

  • The Nurture Effectby Anthony Biglan; Steven C. Hayes; David Sloan Wilson

    New Harbinger Publications 2015; US$ 26.95

    For decades, behavioral scientists have investigated the role our environment plays in shaping who we are. Based on groundbreaking studies, this book offers a fascinating look at the evolution of behavioral science, the revolutionary ways it?s changing the way we live, and how nurturing environments can increase people?s well-being in virtually every... more...

  • Aging and Decision Makingby Thomas M. Hess; JoNell Strough; Corinna Löckenhoff

    Elsevier Science 2015; US$ 74.95

    Aging and Decision Making: Empirical and Applied Perspectives reviews theoretical, empirical, and applied perspectives relevant to understanding the impact of aging on decision making. It summarizes what we know, integrates findings across multiple perspectives, and sets a targeted agenda for future research, all in an effort to meet the needs of... more...

  • A Sky of Diamondsby Camille Gibbs

    Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2015; US$ 19.95

    When Mia learns that her mother has died, all the colour in her world changes to a dreary grey. She feels guilty, angry, sad and lost (sometimes all at once!), and she doesn't know what to do to feel better. Little by little, with the help of her Dad, Mia learns how to cope with her difficult feelings. Together, they remember her mother by creating... more...

  • Alex and the Scary Thingsby Melissa Moses; Alison MacEachern

    Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2015; US$ 16.95

    Alex is an alligator who has experienced 'scary' things. In this charmingly illustrated story, he talks about how this affects him and how he copes. By reading about the different parts of Alex that come out because of the scary things he has experienced, such as The Destroyer when he is angry, Spacey when he dissociates, and Puddles when he is... more...

  • Exploring Cognitive Developmentby Alison F. Garton

    Wiley 2015; US$ 57.95

    This book uses the paradigm of the child as a problem solver to examine various theories of cognitive development. Provides balanced coverage of a broad range of contemporary theories. Focuses on collaborative tasks which are carried out with other children or adults. Asks whether social interaction is the key to improvement in problem solving... more...

  • Creating Balance in Children's Livesby Lorraine Moore

    Carrel Books 2015; US$ 34.95

    Through the 1990s and into the present, concerns have increased regarding children's learning, behavior and health. In this book, educators, parents, and childcare providers will find options for addressing these concerns. The strategies presented will help balance and optimize children's physical, mental, emotional, and social development. Look inside... more...

  • Ängstliche Kinder unterstützenby Haim Omer; Eli Lebowitz

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2015; US$ 17.33

    Ängste gehören zur Entwicklung eines Kindes und können in Übergangsphasen, nach seelischen Erschütterungen oder Krisen auftreten. Bei manchen Kindern halten diese Angstzustände jedoch länger an oder werden sogar zu dauerhaften Begleitern. Im Unterschied zu Angststörungen von Erwachsenen wirken sich die Ängste bei Kindern nicht nur auf sie selbst aus,... more...

  • Pathways To Success Through Identity-based Motivationby Daphna Oyserman

    Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 44.99

    Everyone can imagine their future self, even very young children, and this future self is usually positive and education-linked. To make progress toward an aspired future or away from a feared future requires people to plan and take action. Unfortunately, most people often start too late and commit minimal effort to ineffective strategies that lead... more...

  • Off to a Good Startby Laurie T. Martin; Lisa Sontag-Padilla; Jill S. Cannon; Anamarie Auger; Rebecca Diamond; Catherine Joyce; Katherine L. Spurlock; Anita Chandra

    RAND Corporation 2015; US$ 9.95

    Drawing on national, state, and local data, the Urban Child Institute partnered with RAND to explore the social and emotional well-being of children in Memphis and Shelby County, Tenn. The book highlights the importance of factors in the home, child care setting, and community that contribute to social and emotional development. more...