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Out-of-Sync Child: Recognizing and Coping with Sensory Processing Disorder
Carol Stock Kranowitz
0399531653
January 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
NEWLY REVISED AND UPDATED

The Out-of-Sync Child broke new ground by identifying Sensory Processing Disorder, a common but frequently misdiagnosed problem in which the central nervous system misinterprets messages from the senses. This newly revised edition features additional information from recent research on vision and hearing deficits, motor skill problems, nutrition and picky eaters, ADHA, autism, and other related disorders.

About the Author
Carol Stock Kranowitz, M.A., has been a preschool teacher for more than 25 years. She has developed an innovative program to screen young children for Sensory Processing Disorder, and writes and speaks regularly about the subject. She has an M.A. in Education and Human Development.


Twins as a Tool of Behavioral Genetics

0471941743


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Book Description
Twins as a Tool of Behavioral Genetics Edited by T. J. Bouchard, Jr. P. Propping Every human being is genetically unique and consequently genetically different from every other human being. The one exception is identical (monozygotic) twins, who share exactly the same genome. Fraternal (dizygotic) twins share half of their genes in common by descent. Twins of both types constitute "an experiment of nature". Because it is unethical to carry out powerful experiments on human beings in order to explore the causes of variation in human traits, this natural experiment with all of its vicissitudes is one of the few windows we have with which to view the genetic and environmental determinants of complex human behavioral traits. Many scientists believe that twins can only be used to estimate "heritability"...


Odd Girl Out
Rachel Simmons
0156027348
Apr 2003
Paperback
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Book Review
There is little sugar but lots of spice in journalist Rachel Simmons's brave and brilliant book that skewers the stereotype of girls as the kinder, gentler gender. Odd Girl Out begins with the premise that girls are socialized to be sweet with a double bind: they must value friendships; but they must not express the anger that might destroy them. Lacking cultural permission to acknowledge conflict, girls develop what Simmons calls "a hidden culture of silent and indirect aggression."

The author, who visited 30 schools and talked to 300 girls, catalogues chilling and heartbreaking acts of aggression, including the silent treatment, note-passing, glaring, gossiping, ganging up, fashion police, and being nice in private/mean in public. She decodes the vocabulary of these sneak attacks, explaining, for example, three ways...



Interpersonal World of the Infant: A View from Psychoanalysis and Developmental Psychology
Daniel N. Stern
0465095895
September 2000
Paperback
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Book Description
Challenging the traditional developmental sequence as well as the idea that issues of attachment, dependency, and trust are confined to infancy, Stern integrates clinical and experimental science to support his revolutionizing vision of the social and emotional life of the youngest children, which has had spiraling implications for theory, research, and practice. A new introduction by the author celebrates this first paperback edition.


The Minds of Boys
Michael Gurian
0787977616
Aug 2005
Hardcover
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From Booklist
Gurian, author of The Wonder of Boys (1996), and Stevens investigate the "male learning style" that is so often at odds with current educational practices, leaving the mistaken impression that boys are difficult to manage and teach. The authors begin by detailing the crisis faced by boys--lower grades, greater discipline problems, higher dropout rates. They then explore research on the differences between the male and the female brain that account for their differences in conforming to current teaching methods. Throughout the book, Gurian and Stevens offer advice to parents and teachers on how to encourage learning based on the particular strengths of boys, from bursts of attention and physical play with infant boys to appropriate discipline as they grow older to developing a more boy-friendly curriculum at...


Theories of Developmental Psychology
Patricia H. Miller
071672846X
April 2001
Textbook Paperback
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Book Description
Theories of Developmental Psychology is the ideal book for anyone interested in a lucid, engaging, and balanced overview of child development. Miller offers the most current and comprehensive presentation of the main theories of developmental psychology available today. The superb scholarship and thoughtful analyses includes an evaluation of each theory's strengths and weaknesses, as well as excerpts from the theorists' work.

From the Publisher
The book provides a parallel structure within the chapters that gives students a framework for comparing theoretical approaches. Each major theory is discussed in terms of general orientation, mechanisms of development, and its strengths and weaknesses. Four central issues of development are addressed in each chapter: Human Nature,...


Between Two Worlds
Elizabeth Marquardt
0307237109
Sept 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
There's no such thing as a "good divorce," argues Marquardt, a scholar with the Institute for American Values. Divorce harms children for the rest of their lives, she says; it turns them into "little adults" who anxiously protect their fragile parents, instead of being protected, the way they are in "intact" families. Divorce forces children to guard parental secrets—protecting Mom by not telling Dad, or vice versa. At increased risk from pedophilic attacks (from their mothers' boyfriends or new husbands) and substance abuse, "children of divorce" may also feel alienated from organized religion, although Marquardt's survey finds them more likely to feel their spirituality strengthened by adversity. Marquardt says she's based her book on her own experiences as a child of divorce and on the results of a...


Infants, Children, and Adolescents (5th Edition)
Laura E. Berk
0205419283
June 24, 2004
Hardcover
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Book Description
Writing Style: Fabulous! Information in these chapters is consistently presented in a clear, concise style. The reader is very much 'involved' in the material. Deb Gural, Red River College I particularly appreciate Berk's inclusion of multicultural perspectives. It is important to help students, particularly those who are just beginning their professional preparation, to put what we know about young children and their development into a cultural context. This text does that masterfully with words AND with pictures. Nancy Freeman, University of South Carolina The thing that I am most impressed with is the examples the author uses. I found that often I had new insights in to child development issues even though I have been teaching and working in the field for years. These insights were so well thought out that...


Games People Play
Eric Berne
0345410033
Aug 1996
Paperback
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Review
“An important book . . . a brilliant, amusing, and clear catalogue of the psychological theatricals that human beings play over and over again.”
–KURT VONNEGUT, Life magazine

Book Description
We think we’re relating to other people–but actually we’re all playing games.

Forty years ago, Games People Play revolutionized our understanding of what really goes on during our most basic social interactions. More than five million copies later, Dr. Eric Berne’s classic is as astonishing–and revealing–as it was on the day it was first published. This anniversary edition features a new introduction by Dr. James R. Allen, president of the International Transactional Analysis Association, and Kurt...


Mindhunter: Inside the FBI's Elite Serial Crime Unit
John Douglas
0671528904
August 1996
Mass Market Paperback
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Book Review
Mindhunter enters the minds of some of the country's most notorious serial killers to tell the real-life story of the Investigative Support Unit (ISU) -- the FBI's special force that has assisted state and local police in cracking some of the country's most celebrated serial murder and rape cases. The unit specializes in understanding the chemistry and mechanical workings of the brain's of these serial criminals, and did its homework by interviewing such murderers as Charles Manson and David Berkowitz (the Son of Sam). John Douglas, who worked for the FBI for 25 years, is an authority on the unit, and his book combines the best of nonfiction with that of a murder mystery. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

From Publishers Weekly
Douglas,...


The Developing Person Through the Life Span (paper)
Kathleen Stassen Berger
0716791595
March 26, 2004
Paperback
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Raising Cain
Daniel J. Kindlon
0345434854
Jan 2000
Paperback
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Book Review
Reviving Ophelia, Mary Pipher's groundbreaking book, exposed the toxic environment faced by adolescent girls in our society. Now, from the same publisher, comes Raising Cain: Protecting the Emotional Life of Boys by Dan Kindlon and Michael Thompson, which does the same for adolescent boys. Boys suffer from a too-narrow definition of masculinity, the authors assert as they expose and discuss the relationship between vulnerability and developing sexuality, the "culture of cruelty" boys live in, the "tyranny of toughness," the disadvantages of being a boy in elementary school, how boys' emotional lives are squelched, and what we, as a society, can do about all this without turning "boys into girls." "Our premise is that boys will be better off if boys are better understood--and if they are encouraged to become...


Bad Childhood--Good Life: How to Blossom and Thrive in Spite of an Unhappy Childhood
Laura Schlessinger
006057786X
January 2006
Hardcover
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Book Review
With her characteristically pointed advice and take-no-prisoners attitude, Dr. Laura's book Bad Childhood – Good Life tackles one of the most basic questions of therapy: How can a person effectively move past the injuries of a bad childhood? Her answer will be familiar to her fans—look at your current behavior and modify what you can change rather than simply venting your anger or allowing yourself to ever be victimized again.

Forget about simply accepting or forgiving your parents for their errors—Dr. Laura extols the virtues of conquering. Through excerpts from her radio show and letters from her listeners, she illustrates her points about guilt, anger and fear in personalized accounts from individuals. Short lists and question/answer sections make for an easy read that allows you to smoothly...



The Now Habit: A Strategic Program for Overcoming Procrastination and Enjoying Guilt-Free Play
Neil Fiore
0874775043
November 1, 1988
Paperback
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Why Do They Act That Way
David Allen Walsh
0743260775
June 2005
Paperback
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Review
"A powerful, practical book on the teenage brain. Walsh is a storyteller with the gifts of simplicity and clarity. This book is an easy read, but its message is fresh, nuanced, and important. I recommend it to all parents who ask themselves, 'Why do they act this way?'"-- Mary Pipher, Ph.D., author of Reviving Ophelia
"You'll finish it feeling as if you've just had coffee with someone who is not only entertaining and enlightening but who knows exactly how it feels to be the mom or dad of a twenty-first-century teen."-- Cheryl Dellasega, Ph.D., author of Surviving Ophelia
"Parents will find the book immensely informative,reassuring, and useful. I highly recommend it!"-- Edward Hallowell, M.D., author of Driven to Distraction and The Childhood Roots of Adult Happiness

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Psychological Issues in Adoption: Research and Practice (Advances in Applied Developmental Psychology Series, #24)
David M. Brodzinsky (Editor)
0275979709
June 2005
Hardcover
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Review
“Brodzinsky and Palacios's new edited volume picks up from the first author's earlier and important similar volume (The Psychology of Adoption, coed. with Marshall Schechter, 1990), which detailed the important changes occurring in child adoptions and reviewed their theoretical and practical significances. What gives the current volume special value is its cross-national focus, bringing contributions of leading researchers from the Netherlands, Spain, and Scandinavia together with those of outstanding North American adoption researchers. Like its predecessor, the current volume brings to one central place a huge amount of valuable information on adoptive adjustments and their transformations; changing adoption trends; transracial and transcultural adoptions; adoptions of older, disabled children; adoptions by single...


Easy to Love, Difficult to Discipline
Becky A. Bailey
0060007753
Jan 2002
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
A developmental psychology specialist and early childhood education expert, Bailey contends that the difficult but rewarding task of guiding children's behavior starts only when parents are able to discipline themselves and become models of self-control. By following the author's "7 Powers for Self-Control" (attention, love, acceptance, perception, intention, free will and unity), the parent will then be equipped to use the "7 Basic Discipline Skills" (including choices, encouragement and consequences). Bailey dismisses the familiar fear-inspired approach to discipline many grew up with (including threats and punishment), claiming that it inevitably leads children to make biologically driven choices and may even effect the brain due to the high levels of stress hormones released. Also rejecting the permissive...


Self-Made Man: One Woman's Journey into Manhood and Back Again
Norah Vincent
0670034665
January 2006
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
The disguise that former Los Angeles Times op-ed columnist Vincent employed to trick dozens of people into believing her a man was carefully thought out: a new, shorter haircut; a pair of rectangular eyeglasses; a fake five o'clock shadow; a prosthetic penis; some preppy clothes. It was more than she needed. "[A]s I became more confident in my disguise... the props I had used... became less and less important, until sometimes I didn't need them at all," Vincent writes. Gender marking, she found, is more about attitude than appearance. Vincent's account of the year and a half she spent posing as a man is peppered with such predictable observations. To readers of gender studies literature, none of them will be especially illuminating, but Vincent's descriptions of how she learned, and tested, such chestnuts...


The Developing Mind: How Relationships and the Brain Interact to Shape Who We Are
Daniel J. Siegel
1572307404
October 22, 2001
Paperback
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Review
"...brilliant....It should probably not be read at one sitting, but sifted slowly as you would a 20 year old port....This is not just a book for bright psychiatric residents or child fellows, but child psychiatrists young and old, over-worked or under-paid. It offers a glimpse of new horizons in the profession, and may be the harbinger of a fresh archetype for child psychiatry as it enters the next millennium."--The Canadian Child Psychiatry Review

"...fulfilled my wildest expectations. Instead of laboriously struggling to learn about neurobiology, I found myself fairly effortlessly assimilating information because 1) the author is able to present his material in the context of interpersonal relationships in general and the treatment dyad in particular, and 2) the author is a master of lucidity, avoids pedantry,...


Life-Span Development with LifeMAP CD-ROM and PowerWeb
John W Santrock
0073194174
April 11, 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
Driven by learning goals, previous editions of this text have been widely adopted for their accurate and up-to-date coverage. While maintaining these hallmarks, this revision includes increased coverage of adulthood and aging, two new Interlude features on research and diversity, and updated research with more 21st-century citations than ever before.

Book Info
C. Brown (Brown & Benchmark). University of Texas, Dallas. Sixth edition of a textbook for nursing students on physical, psychological, and social development from birth to old age. Color illustrations in a variety of formats. Previous edition: c1995. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Growing Up Too Fast
Sylvia B. Rimm
1579547095
Sept 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
A leading child psychologist reveals the results of an unprecedented survey of America's pre-teens-and helps parents deal with the troubling findings

Through instant messaging, cell phones, and email, today's middle schoolers hide their real lives from their parents. To find out what these youngsters are really up to, Dr. Sylvia Rimm, author of the New York Times bestseller See Jane Win, conducted a survey of over 5,400 middle school kids and talked with over 300 students in focus groups. In Growing Up Too Fast, Dr. Rimm reveals the startling results of her research.

While parents remember high school as the time when they encountered sex, drugs, body image issues, and other "teenage" problems, today's kids face these pressures in middle school. In fact, some are confronting "teen"...


Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds (Library of Essential Reading Series)
Charles Mackay
0760755825
August 2004
Paperback
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Odd Girl Speaks Out
Rachel Simmons
0156028158
Jan 2004
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
This sequel to the controversial bestseller Odd Girl Out compiles pseudonymous accounts of bullying, backstabbing and other nastiness that girls say they have suffered or perpetrated on other girls, intercut with brief commentary from political scientist Simmons. Simmons argues that for "thousands of years, women have been barred from showing aggression," although feeling jealous, competitive or threatened are "natural, appropriate" responses to the world we live in. Furthermore, because "girls are taught that expressing anger directly is wrong, many girls (and women) have no choice but to resort to secret acts of meanness." Although there is nothing "secret" about most of the nastiness the girls in this book describe-they're very verbal in their abuse, very obvious and deliberate in their shunning of other...


Developmental Psychology (Cliffs Quick Review)
George D. Zgourides
0764586149
August 2000
Paperback
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Book Description
CliffsQuickReview course guides cover the essentials of your toughest subjects. Get a firm grip on core concepts and key material, and test your newfound knowledge with review questions.

Whether you need a course supplement, help preparing for an exam, or a concise reference for the subject, CliffsQuickReview Developmental Psychology can help. This guide covers the scientific study of age-related changes throughout the human life span. Identifying the biological, psychological, and social aspects that interact to influence the growing human process, this handy resourse covers concepts such as Conception, pregnancy, and birth Infancy and toddlerhood Early and middle childhood Adolescence Early, middle, and late adulthood Death and dying

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The Drama of the Gifted Child: The Search for the True Self
Alice Miller
0465016901
December 1996
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
The revised edition of Miller's study of the psychology of successful people features a new introduction by the author; also available in hardcover, $20 *-01694-4 Copyright 1994 Reed Business Information, Inc.

Book Description
As charming performers who skillfully reflect their parents expectations, far too many children grow into adults driven to greater and greater achievements by an underlying sense of worthlessness. Never allowed to express their true feelings, and having lost touch with their true selves, they act out their repressed feelings with episodes of depression and compulsive behavior. They in turn inflict the same legacy of repression on their own children. This poignant and thought-provoking book shows how narcissistic parents form and deform the lives...


Behavioral Intervention For Young Children with Autism: A Manual for Parents and Professionals
Catherine Maurice (Editor)
0890796831
January 1996
Textbook Paperback
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Book Description
...provides a wealth of practical information for parents professionals, and others concerned with helping such children ...


The Primal Teen
Barbara Strauch
0385721609
Sept 2004
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Strauch, medical science and health editor at the New York Times, sets out to offer reassurance to parents baffled by their kids' seemingly irrational and erratic behavior. She discusses the latest research, including brain scans that show changes in the brain's structure and function that could explain the crazy behavior exhibited by teens. In addition to reviewing various research projects around the country, Strauch also includes discussions with both parents and teenagers. Parents lament their inability to understand why a straight-A student suddenly loses interest in school or starts behaving miserably. The teens are surprisingly open about their often ill-advised behavior, but seem unable to offer reasons for such actions. One possible explanation, still debated by scientists, is whether adolescence is a...


Understanding the Borderline Mother: Helping Her Children Transcend the Intense, Unpredictable, and Volatile Relationship
Christine Ann Lawson
0765703319
July 2002
Paperback
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(Christina Crawford, 2000)
"The compassionate understanding and professional assistance in this book are a road map out of failure." --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

(Peter L. Giovacchini, 2000)
"...wonderfully readable...The writing is concise and simple, although the subject is complex and weighty." --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

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The Child Psychotherapy Treatment Planner (Practice Planners)
Arthur E. Jongsma Jr., et al
0471270504
December 9, 2002
Paperback
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Book Description
This timesaving resource features: Treatment plan components for 33 behaviorally based presenting problems, including 3 entirely new to this edition Over 1,000 prewritten treatment goals, objectives, and interventions–plus space to record your own treatment plan options A step-by-step guide to writing treatment plans that meet the requirements of most insurance companies and third-party payors New section on how to quantify objectives The Child Psychotherapy Treatment Planner, Third Edition provides all the elements necessary to quickly and easily develop formal treatment plans that satisfy the demands of HMOs, managed care companies, third-party payors, and state and federal review agencies. Saves you hours of time-consuming paperwork, yet offers the freedom to develop customized...

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