Developmental Psychology
Autism Breakthrough: The Groundbreaking Method That Has Helped Families All Over the World
Autism Breakthrough
The Groundbreaking Method That Has Helped Families All Over the World
Paperback      ISBN: 1250063477
"As a boy, Raun Kaufman was diagnosed by multiple experts as severely autistic, with an IQ below 30, and destined to spend his life in an institution. Years later, Raun graduated with a degree in Biomedical Ethics from Brown University and has become a passionate and articulate spokesperson for the autism community. So what happened? Thanks to Son-Rise, an incredible program his parents created, Raun experienced a full recovery from autism. In Autism Breakthrough, Kaufman presents the ground-breaking principles behind the program that helped him, and so many other families with special children. Kaufman explains that autism is frequently misunderstood as a behavioral disorder when in fact it is a social relational disorder. He explains what it feels liketo be autistic, and shows how and why the Son-Rise program, which focuses on the parent-child connection, works. And he offers clear, practical strategies for working with children that readers can apply immediately--in some cases, parents see a change in their children in as little as one day. Autism Breakthrough makes available for the first time in book form the principles and practical applications of the Son-Rise program, presented by someone who not only teaches the program, but has experienced thejoy of it in his own life"--
Born Anxious: The Lifelong Impact of Early Life Adversity -- And How to Break the Cycle
Born Anxious
The Lifelong Impact of Early Life Adversity -- And How to Break the Cycle
Hardcover      ISBN: 1250075041
A cutting-edge psychologist explains what parents and society need to understand about the lifelong consequences of early exposure to stress and adversity, explaining how stress exposures in utero and the first year of life can predispose the body to excessive levels of cortisol, triggering significant health problems.
Born for Love: Why Empathy Is Essential--and Endangered
Born for Love
Why Empathy Is Essential--and Endangered
Paperback      ISBN: 0061656798
> An inside look at the power of empathy: Born for Love is an unprecedented exploration of how and why the brain learns to bond with others—and a stirring call to protect our children from new threats to their capacity to love From birth, when babies' fingers instinctively cling to those of adults, their bodies and brains seek an intimate connection, a bond made possible by empathy—the ability to love and to share the feelings of others. In this provocative book, renowned child psychiatrist Bruce D. Perry and award-winning science journalist Maia Szalavitz interweave research and stories from Perry's practice with cutting-edge scientific studies and historical examples to explain how empathy develops, why it is essential for our development into healthy adults, and how it is threatened in the modern world. Perry and Szalavitz show that compassion underlies the qualities that make society work—trust, altruism, collaboration, love, charity—and how difficulties related to empathy are key factors in social problems such as war, crime, racism, and mental illness. Even physical health, from infectious diseases to heart attacks, is deeply affected by our human connections to one another. As Born for Love reveals, recent changes in technology, child-rearing practices, education, and lifestyles are starting to rob children of necessary human contact and deep relationships—the essential foundation for empathy and a caring, healthy society. Sounding an important warning bell, Born for Love offers practical ideas for combating the negative influences of modern life and fostering positive social change to benefit us all.
Born to Rebel: Birth Order, Family Dynamics, and Creative Lives
Born to Rebel
Birth Order, Family Dynamics, and Creative Lives
Paperback      ISBN: 0679758763
A pioneering theory of the significance of birth order assesses the impact of family dynamics on personality and the human character, assessing the family in terms of an ecosystem in which siblings compete for parental resources and attention. Reprint. 75,000 first printing. Tour.
Childhood Disrupted: How Your Biography Becomes Your Biology, and How You Can Heal
Childhood Disrupted
How Your Biography Becomes Your Biology, and How You Can Heal
1st Edition    Hardcover      ISBN: 1476748357
"A groundbreaking book showing the link between Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and adult illnesses such as heart disease, autoimmune disease, and cancer--Childhood Disrupted also explains how to cope with these emotional traumas and even heal from them. Your biography becomes your biology. The emotional trauma we suffer as children not only shapes our emotional lives as adults, it also affects our physical health, longevity, and overall wellbeing. Scientists now know on a bio-chemical level exactly how parents' chronic fights, divorce, death in the family, being bullied or hazed, and growing up with a hypercritical, alcoholic, or mentally ill parent can leave permanent, physical "fingerprints" on our brains. When we as children encounter sudden or chronic adversity, excessive stress hormones cause powerful changes in the body, altering our body chemistry. The developing immune system and brain react to this chemical barrage by permanently resetting our stress response to "high," which in turn canhave a devastating impact on our mental and physical health. Donna Jackson Nakazawa shares stories from people who have recognized and overcome their adverse experiences, shows why some children are more immune to stress than others, and explains why women are at particular risk. Groundbreaking in its research, inspiring in its clarity, Childhood Disrupted explains how you can reset your biology--and help your loved ones find ways to heal"--
Childhood Disrupted: How Your Biography Becomes Your Biology, and How You Can Heal
Childhood Disrupted
How Your Biography Becomes Your Biology, and How You Can Heal
Paperback      ISBN: 1476748365
"A groundbreaking book showing the link between Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and adult illnesses such as heart disease, autoimmune disease, and cancer--Childhood Disrupted also explains how to cope with these emotional traumas and even heal from them. Your biography becomes your biology. The emotional trauma we suffer as children not only shapes our emotional lives as adults, it also affects our physical health, longevity, and overall wellbeing. Scientists now know on a bio-chemical level exactly how parents' chronic fights, divorce, death in the family, being bullied or hazed, and growing up with a hypercritical, alcoholic, or mentally ill parent can leave permanent, physical "fingerprints" on our brains. When we as children encounter sudden or chronic adversity, excessive stress hormones cause powerful changes in the body, altering our body chemistry. The developing immune system and brain react to this chemical barrage by permanently resetting our stress response to "high," which in turn canhave a devastating impact on our mental and physical health. Donna Jackson Nakazawa shares stories from people who have recognized and overcome their adverse experiences, shows why some children are more immune to stress than others, and explains why women are at particular risk. Groundbreaking in its research, inspiring in its clarity, Childhood Disrupted explains how you can reset your biology--and help your loved ones find ways to heal"--
Childhood Friendships and Peer Relations: Friends and Enemies
Childhood Friendships and Peer Relations
Friends and Enemies
2nd Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 1848723253
The new edition of Childhood Friendships and Peer Relations provides an up-to-date and accessible overview of how children develop social competence in different environments, from school to cyberspace. It will be essential reading for all students of developmental psychology and educational psychology, and also anyone training for a career working with children and young people.

The Childhood Roots of Adult Happiness: Five Steps to Help Kids Create and Sustain Lifelong Joy
The Childhood Roots of Adult Happiness
Five Steps to Help Kids Create and Sustain Lifelong Joy
Paperback      ISBN: 0345442334
Emphasizes the role of connection, play, practice, mastery, and recognition in raising children with a healthy self-esteem, moral awareness, and spiritual values.
Children and Their Development
Children and Their Development
Hardcover      ISBN: 0134081501

Children's Memory: Psychology and the Law
Children's Memory
Psychology and the Law
Hardcover      ISBN: 1405110643
This text makes a major contribution to debates about children’s credibility in the courtroom, by examining them from the perspective of memory development. - Provides a comprehensive and well-organized review of the latest applied research on children’s testimony - Connects this research to different theories of memory development - Covers a broad range of topics, including children’s recollection of traumatic events and sources of distortion of autobiographical memory