Developmental Psychology
The Blackwell Reader in Developmental Psychology
The Blackwell Reader in Developmental Psychology
Paperback      ISBN: 0631207198
Blindness and Children: An Individual Differences Approach
Blindness and Children
An Individual Differences Approach
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
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.
Brothers and Sisters: Developmental, Dynamic, and Technical Aspects of the Sibling Relationship
Brothers and Sisters
Developmental, Dynamic, and Technical Aspects of the Sibling Relationship
Paperback      ISBN: 0765702037
Sibling relationships and rivalry are as old as recorded history. This analysis explores that ambivalence between siblings casts its shadow throughout people's lifetimes and affects their choices of mates, relationships with their own children, and aversions to others.
Building a Better Man: A Blueprint for Decreasing Violence and Increasing Prosocial Behavior in Men
Building a Better Man
A Blueprint for Decreasing Violence and Increasing Prosocial Behavior in Men
Paperback      ISBN: 0415708273
"Building a Better Man presents a theory and science based discussion of masculinity in modern America, but it also does much more than that--it interweaves a diverse group of compelling personal stories with an exploration of aggression and masculinity in the socialization of boys and men. Where other programs tend to subtly denigrate men as perpetrators and focus on stopping the problematic behavior, Building a Better Man tries to understand the external forces that impinge on the developmental experiences of boys/men and broadens the scope of inquiry into their behavior by reviewing a range of external societal forces that contribute to the problems. Clinicians and group leaders will find that the approach laid out in Building a Better Man leaves clients feeling understood more than judged, which provides a different motivation for change and can set treatment on an entirely different and infinitely more productive path"--
Buy, Buy Baby: How Consumer Culture Manipulates Parents and Harms Young Minds
Buy, Buy Baby
How Consumer Culture Manipulates Parents and Harms Young Minds
Paperback      ISBN: 0547237952
Our kids are becoming consumers at an alarmingly young age. Many children are already asking for products by brand name at age two. Toy and media corporations have long manipulated the insecurities of parents to move their products, but Buy, Buy Baby unveils the chilling fact that these companies are now using and often funding the latest research in child development to enable them to sell directly to babies and toddlers. Susan Gregory Thomas presents shocking evidence that some of these products actually impair development and could harm our kids socially and cognitively, for life. The good news is that parents can overcome this dangerous economic and cultural shift. Blending prodigious reportage with an empathic voice, Thomas shows how we can help our children live at their natural pace, not the frenetic clip that serves only the toddler-industrial complex. Buy, Buy Baby helps us fight the power that marketers wield by exposing the false fears they spread.
Causal Mechanisms of Behavioural Development
Causal Mechanisms of Behavioural Development
Hardcover      ISBN: 0521432413
This collection of articles by scientists from various disciplines discusses all the significant conceptual and empirical advances in the study of behavioral development. A special feature of the approach taken here is that learning is considered to be one process contributing to the development of the individual from conception to death. The brain's development is also discussed in relation to behavioral processes.