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Textbooks

  1. New Textbook: Moral Development: Theory and Applications

    Vozzola masterfully delves into controversial areas with finesse, examines unresolved disputes without hesitation and throughout it all maintains a friendly writing style. The book will engage students, broaden their imaginations, and guide them in practical application." – Darcia Narvaez, University of Notre Dame, USA

    To receive your complimentary exam copy for your upcoming course, please click here.

  2. Advanced Methods in Family Therapy Research

    "Advanced Methods in Family Therapy Research briefly comprehensively and succinctly charts the territory of research methods for assessing couple and family therapy. Richard Miller and Lee Johnson have assembled a superb set of authors who illuminate every aspect of research ranging from basic concepts, such as how to develop research ideas and conduct analyses, to more specialized topics such as cultural adaption research and specific technologies. This book should be an essential great resource for graduate courses in family research and a part of every family researcher’s library." -- Jay Lebow, Ph.D., Clinical Professor of Psychology, The Family Institute at Northwestern and Northwestern University To request a complimentary copy, please click here.

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New Titles

  1. The Primordial Violence

    Why do parents hit those they love? What effect does it have on children? What can be done to end this pattern? These are some of the questions explored in The Primordial Violence. Featuring longitudinal data from over 7,000 U.S. families as well as results from a 32 nation study, the book presents the latest research on the extent to which spanking is used in different cultures and the subsequent effects of its use on children and on society. 

  2. Sexual Selection Under Parental Choice: The Evolution of Human Mating Behavior

    Covering recent developments in the field of evolutionary psychology, Menelaos Apostolou reveals the extent of parental attempts to control the mating decisions of their offspring and investigates the qualities parents seek in prospective in-laws.

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Research & Reference

  1. The Psychology and Mental Health Research and Reference catalog

    Build your psychology library collection with the Psychology and Mental Health Research and Reference online catalog, featuring new and recent handbooks, monographs, special issues as books, multi-volume sets including Library Editions and Major Works, and Revivals.

  2. Psychology Revivals Bundle - 20 Volume Collection

    Available in August 2013, this bundle of twenty books from the Psychology Revivals series encompasses a wide range of titles from across the behavioural sciences and would be a useful resource for your library.

    This bundle contains reissues of titles from Routledge and Psychology Press, and includes early works from psychologists who went on to become leaders in their fields, as well as shaping the world of psychology as we know it today. Find out more about the Psychology Revivals Bundle.

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General Interest

  1. Congratulations to author Michael E. Lamb!

    Michael E. Lamb has won the 2014 G. Stanley Hall Award for Distinguished Contribution to Developmental Psychology and the 2013 Award for Distinguished Contribution to Psychology and Law, from the American Psychology-Law Society

    For more on the award, click here.

    For a full listing of Michael E. Lamb's publications with Routledge/Psychology Press, click here.  

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News

  1. Celebrate Father’s Day this June 15th

    To honor fathers and celebrate fatherhood, paternal bonds, and the influence of fathers in society, Routledge and Psychology Press are pleased to offer you 20% off!

  2. Oct-Dec 2013 New Books Catalog: 20% OFF ALL TITLES

    We have put together this online catalog filled with the latest psychology books published by Psychology Press, Routledge and Guilford Press.

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Course Guides

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