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The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Child Development by Brian Hopkins (Editor); Ronald G. Barr (As told to); George F. Michel (As told to); Philippe Rochat (As told to)The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Child Development is an authoritative, accessible and up-to-date account of all aspects of child development. Written by an international team of leading experts, it adopts an interdisciplinary approach and covers everything from prenatal development to education, pediatrics, neuroscience, theories and research methods to physical development, social development, cognitive development, psychopathology and parenting. It also looks at cultural issues, sex differences and the history of child development. The combination of comprehensive coverage, clear, jargon-free style and user-friendly format will ensure this book is essential reading for students, researchers, health care professionals, social workers, education professionals, parents and anyone interested in the welfare of children. Features include: • Foreword by Jerome Bruner • Comprehensive coverage • Extensive glossary • Biographies of key figures • Companion website, www.cambridge.org/hopkins • Clear, user-friendly format
Call Number: MU Ellis Reference HQ767.9 .C352 2005
Publication Date: 2005-09-08
Encyclopedia of Applied Developmental Science by Celia B. Fisher (Editor); Richard M. Lerner (Editor)The Encyclopedia of Applied Developmental Science is an important and timely contribution to this burgeoning field. This four-volume set is the authoritative source that encompasses the entire range of concepts and topics involved in the study of applied developmental science. Its contents and levels have broad appeal for those interested in how the application of knowledge about human development can be used to enhance the lives of individuals, families, and communities.
Call Number: Online
Publication Date: 2004-10-16
Encyclopedia of Applied Psychology by Charles Spielberger (Editor-In-Chief)The Encyclopedia of Applied Psychology encompasses applications of psychological knowledge and procedures in all areas of psychology. This compendium is a major source of information for professional practitioners, researchers in psychology, and for anyone interested in applied psychology. The topics included are, but are not limited to, aging (geropsychology), assessment, clinical, cognitive, community, counseling, educational, environmental, family, industrial/organizational, health, school, sports, and transportation psychology. The entries drawn from the above-referenced areas provide a clear definition of topic, a brief review of theoretical basis relevant to the topic, and emphasize major areas of application. Also available online via ScienceDirect - featuring extensive browsing, searching, and internal cross-referencing between articles in the work, plus dynamic linking to journal articles and abstract databases, making navigation flexible and easy. For more information, pricing options and availability visit www.info.sciencedirect.com.
Call Number: MU Ellis Reference BF636 .E539 2004
Publication Date: 2004-09-02
The Cambridge Handbook of Personal Relationships by Anita L. Vangelisti (Editor); Daniel Perlman (Editor)The Cambridge Handbook of Personal Relationships serves as a benchmark of the current state of scholarship in this dynamic field synthesizing the extant theoretical and empirical literature, tracing its historical roots, and making recommendations for future directions. The volume addresses a broad range of established and emerging topics including: theoretical and methodological issues that influence the study of personal relationships; research and theory on relationship development, the nature and functions of personal relationships across the lifespan; individual differences and their influences on relationships; relationship processes such as cognition, emotion, and communication; relational qualities such as satisfaction and commitment; environmental influences on personal relationships; and maintenance and repair of relationships. The authors are experts from a variety of disciplines including several subfields of psychology, communication, family studies and sociology who have made major contributions to the understanding of relationships.
Call Number: MU Ellis HM1106 .C36 2006
Publication Date: 2006-06-05
The Cambridge Handbook of Age and Ageing by Malcolm L. Johnson (Editor); Vern L. Bengtson (Editor); Peter G. Coleman (Associate Editor); Thomas B. L. Kirkwood (Associate Editor)The Cambridge Handbook of Age and Ageing, first published in 2005, is a guide to the body of knowledge, theory, policy and practice relevant to age researchers and gerontologists around the world. It contains almost 80 original chapters, commissioned and written by the world's leading gerontologists from 16 countries and 5 continents. The broad focus of the book is on the behavioural and social sciences but it also includes important contributions from the biological and medical sciences. It provides comprehensive, accessible and authoritative accounts of all the key topics in the field ranging from theories of ageing, to demography, physical aspects of ageing, mental processes and ageing, nursing and health care for older people, the social context of ageing, cross cultural perspectives, relationships, quality of life, gender, and financial and policy provision. This handbook will be a must-have resource for all researchers, students and professionals with an interest in age and ageing.
Call Number: MU Ellis HQ1061 .C315 2005
Publication Date: 2005-12-01
Handbook of Research on the Education of Young Children by Bernard Spodek; Olivia N. SarachoThe Handbook of Research on the Education of Young Children, Second Edition is an essential reference on research in early childhood education not only in the United States but throughout the world. It provides a comprehensive overview of important contemporary issues and the information necessary to make judgments about these issues. The field has changed significantly since the publication of the first edition of this Handbook in 1993, creating a need for an update. The Handbook of Research on the Education of Young Children, Second Edition is thus focused on research conducted over the past decade or so. The volume is organized in four parts: Early Childhood Education and Child Development. New in this edition: moral development; the development of creativity; Early Childhood Educational Curriculum.