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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. Emerging Patterns of Literacy

    By Rhian Jones

    In a unique study of parent-infant interactions at home, Rhian Jones analyses early reading with picture books and stories. Drawing upon psychology, linguistics and anthropology she provides a wide ranging and highly original account of the conversational 'rules' of reading dialogues, semantic...

    Published June 9th 2015 by Routledge

  5. Collected Works of C.W. Valentine

    By C.W. Valentine

    Series: Collected Works of C.W. Valentine

    Charles W. Valentine (1879-1964) is an important figure in the history of educational psychology. Leaving school at 17 to become a teacher, he continued to study at the same time, gaining degrees from London, Cambridge and St. Andrews. He was professor of education at the University of Birmingham...

    Published May 29th 2015 by Routledge

  6. The Difficult Child and the Problem of Discipline

    By C.W. Valentine

    Series: Collected Works of C.W. Valentine

    Originally published in 1940, this book was addressed to students of the psychology of childhood and to parents and teachers who were trying to get from psychology some light on problems of discipline and of the difficult child. It includes critical discussions of some ideas which were gaining...

    Published May 29th 2015 by Routledge

  7. The Psychology of Early Childhood

    A Study of Mental Development in the First Years of Life

    By C.W. Valentine

    Series: Collected Works of C.W. Valentine

    Originally published in 1942, this title attempted to trace, from their very earliest appearances after birth, all aspects of mental development in childhood up to the age of about 4 or 5. It is based largely on the author’s almost daily observations of his own five children, over a period of some...

    Published May 29th 2015 by Routledge

  8. Parents and Children

    A First Book on the Psychology of Child Development and Training

    By C.W. Valentine

    Series: Collected Works of C.W. Valentine

    By his wide influence as author and teacher C.W. Valentine had established himself as a leading authority in this country on child psychology applied to early training. Originally published in 1953, this was a book for parents who need help and advice in bringing up their children and who were...

    Published May 29th 2015 by Routledge

  9. Judgement and Reasoning in the Child

    By Jean Piaget

    Over a period of six decades, Jean Piaget conducted a program of naturalistic research that has profoundly affected our understanding of child development....

    Published May 8th 2015 by Routledge

  10. The Child as a Cartesian Thinker

    Children's Reasonings about Metaphysical Aspects of Reality

    By Eugene V. Subbotsky

    Series: Psychology Revivals

    Originally published in 1996, this book presents and analyses children’s reasonings about fundamental metaphysical problems. The first part describes dialogues with children that were constructed on the basis of Descartes’ Mediations on First Philosophy and which look at children’s ideas about the...

    Published March 26th 2015 by Psychology Press