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PSY 1405 Child & Adolescent Development

This library guide provides access to class readings and library resources to support the successful completion of PSY 1405.

Finding Books

Search the online catalog to locate books, ebooks, videos, dvds and other material the libraries own.  The catalog will indicate the format (online or in-print), location, and availability of an item.  Try the following terms:

  • child development
  • child psychology
  • child psychotherapy
  • youth development

Remember, if you are looking for articles and other types of research material you will want to consult the databases. 

Go to the online catalog.

eBook Collections

Selected Books and eBooks

Adolescent Brain Development

Adolescent brain development is a fascinating, newly developing field that has so much to offer almost anyone interested in learning more. Adolescence has only come to be established as a unique developmental phase in the last few decades or so. We now know that the human brain undergoes dramatic developmental changes in the postnatal period, not only early after birth but also extending all the way into adulthood.

The Adolescent Brain

The period from adolescence through young adulthood is one of great promise and vulnerability.  But as parents and researchers have long known, there is a crucial dichotomy between adolescents' cognitive competence and their frequent inability to utilize that competence in everyday decision-making.  This volume brings together an interdisciplinary group of leading scientists to examine how the adolescent brain develops, and how this development impacts various aspects of reasoning and decision-making, from the use and function of memory and representation, to judgment, mathematical problem-solving, and the construction of meaning.

Child Development at the Intersection of Emotion and Cognition

Developmental theorists have long speculated that emotion and cognition are inseparable components of the developmental process. Some even suggest that the two components are fully integrated by school age. Yet, despite considerable theoretical work describing this interaction, relatively little empirical work has been conducted on the subject. This volume addresses the codevelopment of emotional and cognitive processes by integrating theoretical and empirical work on these processes.

Child Maltreatment

Today, thanks to increased knowledge and awareness, we are better equipped than ever to prevent the trauma of child abuse and to intervene to help maltreated children. This book explains and summarizes the science of developmental psychopathology for clinicians and other professionals who work with maltreated children and those at risk. The authors focus particularly on how maltreatment differentially affects children at key stages of their lives, ranging from infancy to early adulthood, so that clinicians can be aware of age specific vulnerabilities.