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  • Thinking Critically About Child Developmentby Jean A. Mercer

    SAGE Publications 2015; US$ 32.00

    In the updated Third Edition of Thinking Critically About Child Development , previously titled Child Development: Myths and Misunderstandings , Jean Mercer offers 59 essays that confront popular misconceptions and fallacies about the field. Intriguing vignettes and critical thinking questions frame each essay, encouraging readers to think like... more...

  • Overcoming Your Child's Fears and Worriesby Cathy Creswell; Lucy Willetts

    Little, Brown Book Group 2012; US$ 13.99

    Around 15% of children are thought to suffer from anxiety disorders, the most commonly identified emotional or behavioural problems among children. Based on techniques developed and practised by the authors, this book teaches parents how to use cognitive behavioural techniques with their children and in so doing, become their child's therapist, helping... more...

  • Why Do They Act That Way? - Revised and Updatedby David Walsh; Nat Bennett

    Atria Books 2007; US$ 16.00

    In this national bestseller, acclaimed, award-winning psychologist Dr. David Walsh explains exactly what happens to the human brain on the path from childhood into adolescence and adulthood. Revealing the latest scientific findings in easy-to-understand terms, Dr. Walsh shows why moodiness, quickness to anger and to take risks, miscommunication, fatigue,... more...

  • The Anger Workbook for Teensby Raychelle Cassada Lohmann; Julia V. Taylor

    New Harbinger Publications 2009; US$ 15.95

    In The Anger Workbook for Teens , an anger management counselor offers forty-two activities and exercises adolescents can do to examine what makes them angry and learn to communicate their feelings more effectively. The activities also teach coping skills that help young readers handle anger-provoking situations in healthy ways. more...

  • Think Confident, Be Confident for Teensby Marci G Fox; Leslie Sokol; Aaron T. Beck; Judith Beck

    New Harbinger Publications 2011; US$ 16.95

    Think Confident, Be Confident for Teens offers young readers a teen-focused, breakthrough program for eliminating self-doubt and increasing confidence and self-esteem. Marci Fox and Leslie Sokol, faculty members at the Beck Institute for Cognitive Therapy and Research, adapted this cognitive therapy program for teens after the success of their... more...

  • When Boys Become Boysby Judy Y. Chu; Carol Gilligan

    NYU Press 2014; US$ 23.00

    Based on a two-year study that followed boys from pre-kindergarten through first grade, When Boys Become Boys offers a new way of thinking about boys? development. Through focusing on a critical moment of transition in boys? lives, Judy Y. Chu reveals boys? early ability to be emotionally perceptive, articulate, and responsive in their relationships,... more...

  • Age of Opportunityby Laurence Steinberg

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2014; US$ 14.79

    ?Simply the best book I have ever read about adolescence. . . With gentle wisdom, Steinberg guides us through truly novel findings on what happens during adolescence and tells us how, as parents and teachers, we should change our ways.? ? Martin E. P. Seligman, Ph. D., author of  The Optimistic Child ?If you need to understand adolescents?whether... more...

  • Aging, Society, and the Life Course, Fifth Editionby PhD Suzanne R. Kunkel; PhD Leslie A. Morgan

    Springer Publishing Company 2015; US$ 94.99

    "[This] book?s unfading preoccupation with social context, social processes, and social structures distinguishes itself and greatly contributes to the discourse in gerontology." -The Gerontologist This classic text, now in its fifth edition, is distinguished by its emphasis on social context, social processes, and social structures as part of a... more...

  • The Body Projectby Joan Jacobs Brumberg

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 16.95

    A hundred years ago, women were lacing themselves into corsets and teaching their daughters to do the same. The ideal of the day, however, was inner beauty: a focus on good deeds and a pure heart. Today American women have more social choices and personal freedom than ever before. But fifty-three percent of our girls are dissatisfied with their bodies... more...

  • The Reason I Jump: one boy's voice from the silence of autismby Naoki Higashida; David Mitchell; Keiko Yoshida

    Hodder & Stoughton 2013; US$ 10.99

    The No. 1 Sunday Times and New York Times bestseller. Written by Naoki Higashida when he was only thirteen, this remarkable book provides a rare insight into the often baffling behaviour of autistic children. Using a question and answer format, Naoki explains things like why he talks loudly or repeats the same questions, what causes him to... more...