Developmental Psychology
Behavioral Sciences
Behavioral Sciences
Paperback      ISBN: 0387943935

Since 1975, the Oklahoma Notes have been among the most widely used reviews for medical students preparing for Step 1 of the United States Medical Licensing Examination. Completely revised and updated, these new editions of the Notes feature: More self- assessment questions, geared to the current USMLE format; more tables and figures to promote rapid self-assessment and review; low prices; and coverage of just the information needed to ensure Boards success.

Betwixt and Between: Patterns of Masculine and Feminine Initiation
Betwixt and Between
Patterns of Masculine and Feminine Initiation
Paperback      ISBN: 0812690486

This interdisciplinary approach to rites of passage comprises 31 essays by outstanding contributors, including Marie-Louise yon Franz, Robert Bly, James Hall, Helen Luke, Victor Turner, and Marion Woodman.

"A watershed book ... an interdisciplinary array of essays highlights both the need for, and importance of, rights of passage to mark important transitions in our lives". -- Thresholds

Beyond Adolescence: Problem Behaviour and Young Adult Development
Beyond Adolescence
Problem Behaviour and Young Adult Development
Paperback      ISBN: 0521467586

Beyond Adolescence traces the lives of adolescents and youth from the late 1960s into the late seventies and early eighties. It is unusual because of the period of time in which the study took place, as well as because of the portion of the lifespan it covers--early adulthood. Concerned with understanding the role of problem behavior in young adulthood and the factors that influence it, the study also traces outcomes on young adulthood of earlier involvements in problem behavior, with an emphasis on personality and social environment. The research extends and tests the theoretical framework that guided the study--Problem Behavior Theory--and shows its usefulness for understanding young adult problem behavior and development.

Beyond Ego Psychology: Developmental Object Relations Theory
Beyond Ego Psychology
Developmental Object Relations Theory
Hardcover      ISBN: 0231062664

In this, the third volume in the acclaimed series on ego psychology, Rubin and Gertrude Blanck advance ego psychology beyond its position as a psychoanalytic developmental psychology, and present a developmental object relations theory.

In Beyond Ego Psychololgy: Developmental Object Relations Theory the authors remain, as always, firmly rooted in psychoanalytic theory while elaborating upon it. While their earlier work integrated the structural theory with the ego psychology that flowed from it, here they have extended Freud's concept of the Gesamt Ich, the ego as a whole, which they describe as superordinate to the ego of structure. Their work is distinctive because they add new dimensions to theory construction without discarding such basics as drive theory and conflict theory.

This new volume revives Freud's thoughts about object realations, and adds developmental theory to provide an integrated object relations theory. Object relations, the Blancks propose, arise out of the interaction between self and object representations and can be defined as the resultants of that interaction.

Extended also are the concept of transference, the manner in which the Oedipus Complex is resolved, and the technique of the termination process.

Beyond Ego Psychology will be welcomed by readers of the first two books in this series, by psychoanalysts, psychiatrists, psychologists, clinical social workers, and by a broad readership of professors and students in psychology, social work, and medicine.
Birth to Maturity: A Study in Psychological Development
Birth to Maturity
A Study in Psychological Development
Hardcover      ISBN: 0300029985

This relevant and influential book is the analysis of a longitudinal study of eighty-nine individuals who were assessed at birth and again at regular intervals; observational, psychometric, and interview data were collected for each child and his family until the child reached adolescence, and seventy-one of the subjects were reassessed when they became adults. The book emphasizes the relationship between early experiences and adult characteristics, and has remained throughout the years a forceful argument for and illustration of the continuity thesis.

The Blackwell Handbook of Early Childhood Development
The Blackwell Handbook of Early Childhood Development
Paperback      ISBN: 140517661x

The Blackwell Handbook of Early Childhood Development presents a comprehensive summary of research into child development from age two to seven.


  • Comprises 30 contributions from both established scholars and emerging leaders in the field
  • The editors have a distinguished reputation in early childhood development
  • Covers biological development, cognitive development, language development, and social, emotional and regulatory development
  • Considers the applications of psychology to the care and education of young children, treating issues such as poverty, media, and the transition to school
  • A valuable resource for students, scholars and practitioners dealing with young children
Blindness and Children
Blindness and Children
Hardcover      ISBN: 0521451094

In this book, Dr. Warren summarizes and interprets the research literature on infants and children with visual impairments. He concludes that many aspects of delayed development are not the result of visual impairment itself, but rather of environmental variables that tend to accompany visual impairment. Thus, many of the typical developmental prdelays may be ameliorated or avoided by the appropriate structuring of the child's experiences. The author makes the argument that the goal of research in this area should be to understand the causes of variation within the population of visually impaired children, rather than making direct, developmental comparison with sighted children. Thus, the existing research literature is searched for evidence of variables that may account for individual differences, including particularly variables related to the child's multiple environments.

Blindness and Children: An Individual Differences Approach
Blindness and Children
An Individual Differences Approach
Paperback      ISBN: 052145719x

In this book, Dr. Warren summarizes and interprets the research literature on infants and children with visual impairments. He concludes that many aspects of delayed development are not the result of visual impairment itself, but rather of environmental variables that tend to accompany visual impairment. Thus, many of the typical developmental prdelays may be ameliorated or avoided by the appropriate structuring of the child's experiences. The author makes the argument that the goal of research in this area should be to understand the causes of variation within the population of visually impaired children, rather than making direct, developmental comparison with sighted children. Thus, the existing research literature is searched for evidence of variables that may account for individual differences, including particularly variables related to the child's multiple environments.

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

Why are we the way we are? Why do some of us find it impossible to calm a quick temper or to shake anxiety? The debate has always been divided between nature and nurture, but as psychology professor Daniel P. Keating demonstrates in Born Anxious, new DNA science points to a third factor that allows us to inherit both the nature and the nurture of previous generations--with significant consequences.

Born Anxious introduces a new word into our lexicon: "methylated." It's short for "epigenetic methylation," and it offers insight into behaviors we have all observed but never understood--the boss who goes ballistic at the slightest error; the infant who can't be calmed; the husband who can't fall asleep at night. In each case, because of an exposure to environmental adversity in utero or during the first year of life, a key stress system has been welded into the "on" position by the methylation process, predisposing the child's body to excessive levels of the stress hormone cortisol. The effect: lifelong, unrelenting stress and its consequences-from school failure to nerve-wracking relationships to early death.

Early adversity happens in all levels of society but as income gaps widen, social inequality and fear of the future have become the new predators; in Born Anxious, Daniel P. Keating demonstrates how we can finally break the cycle.

Born for Love: Why Empathy Is Essential--And Endangered
Born for Love
Why Empathy Is Essential--And Endangered
Paperback      ISBN: 0061656798

"Bruce Perry is both a world-class creative scientist and a compassionate therapist."

--Mary Pipher, author of Reviving Ophelia Born for Love is the definitive book on empathy. Renowned psychiatrist Bruce Perry has appeared on Oprah, CNN, National Public Radio's All Things Considered, and other programs as an expert in this hot area of neuroscience, and has been cited as such in Newsweek, the New York Times, and The New Yorker (in a story written by Malcolm Gladwell). He and co-writer Maia Szalavitz explore empathy's startling importance in human evolution and its significance for our children and our society. The authors of The Boy Who was Raised as a Dog present a powerful case that love is essential...and endangered.