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New and Published Books

  1. Mind and Media

    The Effects of Television, Video Games, and Computers

    By Patricia M. Greenfield

    Series: Psychology Press & Routledge Classic Editions

    Patricia M. Greenfield was one of the first psychologists to present new research on how various media can be used to promote social growth and thinking skills. In this now classic, she argues that each medium can make a contribution to development, that each has strengths and weaknesses, and that...

    Published November 19th 2014 by Psychology Press

  2. Temperament (PLE: Emotion)

    Early Developing Personality Traits

    By Arnold H. Buss, Robert Plomin

    Series: Psychology Library Editions: Emotion

    Originally published in 1984, this title looks at the development of temperament in early life. At the time of publication there were three major perspectives on temperament: paediatrics, individual differences in infants, and inherited personality traits that appear in early life. Whatever the...

    Published November 17th 2014 by Psychology Press

  3. Maternal Sensitivity

    Mary Ainsworth's Enduring Influence on Attachment Theory, Research, and Clinical Applications

    Edited by Klaus E. Grossmann, Inge Bretherton, Everett Waters, Karin Grossmann

    Mary Ainsworth’s work on the importance maternal sensitivity for the development of infant attachment security is widely recognized as one of the most revolutionary and influential contributions to developmental psychology in the 20th century. Her longitudinal studies of naturalistic mother-infant...

    Published November 12th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Children and Separation

    Socio-Genealogical Connectedness Perspective

    By Kwame Owusu-Bempah

    Childhood separation and loss have become virtually a way of life for a large number of children throughout the world. Children separated from their genetic parent(s) and consequently their genealogical, social and cultural roots due to processes such as adoption, parental divorce/separation, donor...

    Published August 14th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Social and Cognitive Development in the Context of Individual, Social, and Cultural Processes

    Edited by Janette Benson, Catherine Raeff

    Several recent analyses have focused on how social and cultural factors shape development, but less well understood are the individual constructive processes involved in this interplay. This volume showcases varied theoretical and empirical approaches to how individual, social and cultural factors...

    Published August 14th 2014 by Routledge

  6. The Good Life

    Wellbeing and the new science of altruism, selfishness and immorality

    By Graham Music

    Are we born selfish or primed to help others? Does stress make people more antisocial? Can we ever be genuinely altruistic? This book explores some of the dilemmas at the heart of being human. Integrating cutting edge studies with in-depth clinical experience, Graham Music synthesizes a wealth of...

    Published May 13th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Trust and Skepticism

    Children's selective learning from testimony

    Edited by Elizabeth J. Robinson, Shiri Einav

    Series: Current Issues in Developmental Psychology

    Children learn a great deal from other people, including history, science and religion, as well as language itself. Although our informants are usually well-intentioned, they can be wrong, and sometimes people deceive deliberately. As soon as children can learn from what others tell them, they...

    Published April 9th 2014 by Psychology Press

  8. Asexuality and Sexual Normativity

    An Anthology

    Edited by Mark Carrigan, Kristina Gupta, Todd G. Morrison

    The last decade has seen the emergence of an increasingly high profile and politically active asexual community, united around a common identity as 'people who do not experience sexual attraction'. This unique volume collects a diverse range of interdisciplinary empirical and theoretical work which...

    Published April 9th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Interaction, Communication and Development

    Psychological development as a social process

    By Charis Psaltis, Anna Zapiti

    Series: Cultural Dynamics of Social Representation

    For decades there has been considerable interest in the ways that interactions between children can provide a beneficial context for the study of cognitive and social development. In this book Psaltis and Zapiti use both theoretical and empirical research to build on the perspectives of Piaget,...

    Published March 26th 2014 by Routledge

  10. Social Interaction and the Development of Knowledge

    Edited by Jeremy I.M. Carpendale, Ulrich Mller

    Written by highly respected theorists in psychology and philosophy, the chapters in this book explicate and address fundamental epistemological issues involved in the problem of the relationship between the individual and the collective. Different theoretical viewpoints are presented on this...

    Published February 13th 2014 by Psychology Press