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New and Published Books

  1. Patterns of Attachment

    A Psychological Study of the Strange Situation

    By Mary D. Salter Ainsworth, Mary C. Blehar, Everett Waters, Sally N. Wall

    Series: Psychology Press & Routledge Classic Editions

    Ethological attachment theory is a landmark of 20th century social and behavioral sciences theory and research. This new paradigm for understanding primary relationships across the lifespan evolved from John Bowlby’s critique of psychoanalytic drive theory and his own clinical observations,...

    Published June 29th 2015 by Psychology Press

  2. Theories of Human Development

    2nd Edition

    By Barbara M. Newman, Philip R. Newman

    Key human development theories that continue to guide research and practice are examined in this engaging text. Ten key theories are grouped into three families - those that emphasize biological systems, environmental factors, and those that reflect an interaction between the two. This organization...

    Published June 26th 2015 by Psychology Press

  3. Growing Points in Developmental Science

    An Introduction

    Edited by Willard W. Hartup, Rainer K. Silbereisen

    Growing Points in Developmental Science is an ISSBD publication based on the millennium symposia papers published in the International Journal of Behavioral Development in 2000. This collection of overview chapters summarises the state of the art and the way forward for this discipline.Experienced...

    Published June 25th 2015 by Psychology Press

  4. The Transition to Adulthood and Family Relations

    An Intergenerational Approach

    By Elena Marta

    This book explores the development of a new path of transition between adolescence and adulthood in recent generations. Whereas traditionally the transition into adulthood was marked by a clear and irreversible change in condition, we are now seeing a continuance in the role and...

    Published June 25th 2015 by Psychology Press

  5. Social Cognition in Adolescence: Its Developmental Significance

    A Special Issue of the European Journal of Developmental Psychology

    Edited by Willem Koops, Harke A. Bosma

    The special issue aims to develop a greater understanding of the relationship between social cognitive development in adolescence and social behaviour, to discuss the mediating effects of other aspects of development in adolescence such as the parallel emergence of ideas concerning personal...

    Published June 25th 2015 by Psychology Press

  6. Children's Drawings of the Human Figure

    By Maureen V. Cox

    The human figure is one of the earliest topics drawn by the young child and remains popular throughout childhood and into adolescence. When it first emerges, however, the human figure in the child's drawing is very bizarre: it appears to have no torso and its arms, if indeed it has any, are...

    Published June 25th 2015 by Psychology Press

  7. Agency

    Its Role In Mental Development

    By James Russell

    The idea behind this book is that developing a conception of the physical world and a conception of mind is impossible without the exercise of agency, meaning "the power to alter at will one's perceptual inputs". The thesis is derived from a philosphical account of the role of agency in knowledge.;...

    Published June 25th 2015 by Psychology Press

  8. Security of Attachment and the Social Development of Cognition

    By Elizabeth Meins

    Security of Attachment and the Social Development of Cognition investigates how children's security of attachment in infancy is related to various aspects of their cognitive development over the preschool years. The book thus constitutes an ambitious attempt to build bridges between the domains of...

    Published June 25th 2015 by Psychology Press

  9. Developing Talent Across the Lifespan

    Edited by PETER HEYMANS, CORNELIS F M VAN LIESHOUT

    This volume presents fascinating new theoretical perspectives and empirical findings on the life-span development of talent. It shows how talents are the result of the acquisition of a sequence of skills and how the acquisition of these skills is facilitated by changes in the individual's...

    Published June 25th 2015 by Psychology Press

  10. The Understanding of Causation and the Production of Action

    From Infancy to Adulthood

    By Peter Anthony White

    This text is an attempt to trace out a line of development in the understanding of how things happen, from origins in infancy to mature forms in adulthood. There are two distinct but related ways in which people understand things as happening, denoted by the terms "causation" and "action". This...

    Published June 25th 2015 by Psychology Press