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Human Development

Books on human development

Gifts Differing: Understanding Personality Type by Isabel Briggs Myers with Peter B. Myers
BF698.3 .M94 1995  Check Availability
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"Describing the 16 major personality types identified in the work of Briggs and Myers, this landmark book shows the profound effects--on marriage, learning and career satisfaction--of a person's style of perception and judgment. The late Isabel Briggs Myers co-authored the most widely used personality inventory in history, Myers-Briggs Type Indicator."
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The Cradle of Knowledge: Development of Perception in Infancy by Philip J. Kellman and Martha E. Arterberry
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"In the past twenty-five years there has been an explosion in research on the development of perception. This research has produced discoveries at multiple levels: ecological analyses of the information available for perception, models of representation and process, and improved understanding of biological mechanisms. In this comprehensive treatment of infant perception, Philip Kellman and Martha Arterberry bring together work at these multiple levels to produce a new picture of perception's origins..."
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Child Development: Change Over Time by Nora Newcombe
BF721 .N49 1996  Check Availability
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"This edition combines the present author's expertise with the contributions of the four authors of the previous editions. With a strengthened research base and current data, the text covers all stages of development, from conception to adolescence. Genetics and psychopathology are also covered."
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Adolescent Psychological Development: Rationality, Morality, and Identity by David Moshman
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"Frequently cited in scholarly books and journals and praised by students, this book focuses on developmental changes and processes in adolescence rather than on the details and problems of daily life. Major developmental changes associated with adolescence are identified. Noted for its exceptionally strong coverage of cognitive, moral, and social development, this brief, inexpensive book can be used independently or as a supplement to other texts on adolescence."
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The Developing Person Through Childhood and Adolescence by Kathleen Stassen Berger
Reserve RJ131.B47 2006  Check Availability
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"Edition after edition, Kathleen Stassen Berger's The Developing Person Through Childhood and Adolescence re-emerges as the ideal textbook for the chronologically-organized development course--a perennial bestseller that always provides an authoritative portrait of the field, carefully crafted learning tools, and a narrative style and emphasis on cultural contexts that make the material relevant to its broad student audience. The new edition continues that tradition, incorporating the latest research, while providing deeper consideration of the impact of diversity on development, and a new generation of media tools."
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How the Brain Learns by David A. Sousa
Reserve LB1057 .S68 2011  Check Availability
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"David Sousa will open your mind to the latest brain research that can be applied to classroom practice. This book belongs in the hands of every teacher for practical applications of cutting-edge findings that help us understand how the brain learns best. Sousa is a pioneer in the field of brain-compatible learning, and his ability to synthesize the research is even better in this latest edition of How the Brain Learns." - Marilee Sprenger, Professional Development Consultant
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