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  • The Myth of the First Three Yearsby John Bruer

    Free Press 2010; US$ 13.99

    Most parents today have accepted the message that the first three years of a baby's life determine whether or not the child will grow into a successful, thinking person. But is this powerful warning true? Do all the doors shut if baby's brain doesn't get just the right amount of stimulation during the first three years of life? Have discoveries from... more...

  • Rationality and Intelligenceby Jonathan Baron

    Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 37.00

    Rationality and Intelligence develops and justifies a prescriptive theory of rational thinking in terms of utility theory and the theory of rational life plans. more...

  • Persons in Contextby Niall Bolger; Avshalom Caspi; Geraldine Downey; Martha Moorehouse

    Cambridge University Press 1989; US$ 37.00

    The goal of this 1989 volume is to enhance our understanding of human development in an evolving social context. more...

  • Comparisons in Human Developmentby Jonathan Tudge; Michael J. Shanahan; Jaan Valsiner

    Cambridge University Press 1996; US$ 42.00

    This important volume deals with the issue of how to make comparisons in the field of human development. more...

  • Deceptionby Rachel Taylor; Lynsey Gozna

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 85.00

    This book considers the role of deception during adolescence, and explores the factors which underpin adolescents’ choice to deceive, whether these deceptions will be successful, and the ways in which such lies could be detected. While deception is considered to be antisocial or even pathological in some circumstances, the central argument of this... more...

  • Love, Guilt and Reparationby The Melanie Klein Trust

    Random House 2011; US$ 18.32

    Love, Guilt and Reparation shows the growth of Melanie Klein`s work and ideas between 1921 and 1945. The earlier papers reveal her intense proccupation with the impact of infant anxieties upon child development. She traces these influences on criminality and childhood psychosis, symbol formation and intellectual inhibition and the early development... more...

  • Fifty Years of Attachment Theoryby Sir Richard Bowlby; Pearl King

    Karnac Books 2004; US$ 14.99

    This is the second volume in the series based on the annual Donald Winnicott Memorial Lecture. Sir Richard Bowlby looks at the personal and professional lives of Donald Winnicott and Dr John Bowlby, to give a fascinating insight into the worlds of these influential analysts. Also includes Recollections of Donald Winnicott and John Bowlby by Pearl King. more...

  • On Having an Own Childby Karin Lesnik-Oberstein

    Karnac Books 2008; US$ 25.99

    How are ideas of genetics, 'blood', the family, and relatedness created and consumed?This is the first book ever to consider in depth why people want children, and specifically why people want children produced by reproductive technologies (such as IVF, ICSI etc). As the book demonstrates, even books ostensibly devoted to the topic of why people want... more...

  • The Handbook of Life-Span Development, Volume 1by Richard M. Lerner; Willis F. Overton

    Wiley 2010; US$ 175.00 US$ 157.50

    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... more...

  • The Psychological Birth of the Human Infantby Margaret S. Mahler

    Karnac Books 1985; US$ 30.99

    'The biological birth of the human infant and the psychological birth of the individual are not coincident in time. The former is a dramatic, observable, and well-circumscribed event; the latter a slowly unfolding intra psychic process.'Thus begins this highly acclaimed book in which Margaret S. Mahler and her collaborators break new ground in developmental... more...