Encyclopedias and Reference
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Encyclopedia of Children and Childhood
Call Number: HQ 767.84 E53 2003 Vols. 1-3 (Reference)
Publication Date: 2003-10-01
Describes childhood in specific historical periods and geographic regions. Explores the concept of childhood, from the treatment of children as miniature adults to the sheltered and protected child of the twenty-first-century developed world.
Call Number: HQ 767.84 B76 1995 (Reference)
Publication Date: 1995-12-01
Looks at the interplay between local cultural variations and human development by comparing and contrasting beliefs and practices related to pregnancy, childbirth, and child rearing among the world's traditional societies.
Infancy in America
Call Number: HQ 774 .I528 2008 Vols. 1-2 (Reference)
Publication Date: 2001-12-07
Discusses critical issues, important concepts and findings, and the individuals in the field who helped shape the popular and clinical study of infancy.
Parenting A to Z
Call Number: HQ 769 F717 1996 (Reference)
Publication Date: 1996-12-18
Provides information on a wide range of topics affecting a child's physical, emotional, and social development. Includes resource material such as hotlines, helplines, voluntary and government organizations, and information sources.
Call Number: HQ 767.84 C55 2009 (Reference)
Publication Date: 2009-09-15
Over 500 entries bring together contemporary research on childhood and adolescence from pediatrics, child psychology, childhood studies, education, history, law, anthropology, and other related areas.
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Blackwell Handbook of Early Childhood Development
Publication Date: 2006-02-17
Presents a comprehensive summary of research into child development from age two to seven.
Handbook of Life-Span Development
Publication Date: 2011-01-01
Addresses the biological, cognitive, and psychological development that occurs from infancy through old age, and how the sociocultural and institutional factors interface with these changes.
The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Child Development
Publication Date: 2005-09-08
Covers topics ranging from neonatal development to education, encompassing pediatrics, neuroscience, theories and research methods, physical development, social development, cognitive development, psychopathology and parenting.
The SAGE Handbook of Child Development, Multiculturalism, and Media
Publication Date: 2008-06-27
Explores the multicultural development of children, examining how socialization practices and media content construct and teach us about diverse cultures.