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Covers all aspects of perception and sensation, including sight, hearing, smell, feel, and taste. Some chapters include information on assessing sensory perception in infants and children.
Print Location: R 155.92 H19 2008
Provides comprehensive information on the state of current research on attachment, as well as historical background and future directions.
Puts a biopsychosocial lens on infant development. Chapters address perceptual and cognitive processes; social and emotional processes; and the implicaions of adversity and risk. Also discussed are theoretical and methodological issues related to research. [This is a print book located on Floor 1 of the library.]
Provides comprehensive coverage of the basic research relating to infant development. Topics include: perceptual and cognitive development, social cognition, communication, language and social-emotional development
Spans all aspects of childhood cognitive development, including language, memory, play, reasoning, and more.
Authoritative guide to understanding childhood social development from pre-school age to the onset of adolescence. Covers such topics as contexts for social devleopment; family and peer relationships; and behavior.
Thorough guide to topics in child development, including theories, research and practice. Also looks at cultural issues, sex differences and the history of child development.
Covers infant development, risk and protective factors, assessment, psychopathology, intervention, and applications of infant mental health. Written by experts, this work is vital for anyone interested in early intervention.
Print Location: R 649.1 H19 2012
Excellent overview of theory and research on parenting. Volume 1 concerns children and parenting; vol. 2, biology and ecology of parenting; vol. 3, being and becoming a parent; vol. 4, social conditions and applied parenting; vol. 5, practical issues in parenting.
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Connects you to international scholarly literature in the psychological, social, behavioral, and health sciences fields. Compiled & maintained by American Psychological Association (APA).
The Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature (CINAHL) provides extensive access to materials on health-related issues from nursing and allied health scholarship. For example, you can find research on physical fitness in children or child life care. Access is limited to four concurrent users.
Created by the National Library of Medicine, MEDLINE provides authoritative medical information on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, pre-clinical sciences, and more.
A great education source, ERIC provides citations and abstracts--and sometimes full text--from scholarly journals, conference proceedings, government documents, theses, dissertations, and technical reports going back to 1966.
Provides information on best practice, research, and policy for early childhood. Wheelock College students, faculty and staff have full-text access to the Zero to Three journal; use the link above to log in, then click "full issue." Print issues from 1980 to 2014 are located on Floor 3 of the Wheelock Library.
Child Development is a peer-reviewed journal that publishes original research on child and adolescent development.
Developmental Psychology publishes empirical studies as well as scholarly reviews and theoretical articles. Published by the American Psychological Association (APA).
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Videatives compiles short video clips of children and teachers, along with informed interpretation by educators. Sample topics include spatial relations, child-child and child-teacher communication. Videos and analysis are arranged by subject and age of child.