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Reading Materials on Development

Readings compiled by J'Anne Ellsworth

In some ways, this list is dated. Many of the books are older. I chose them because I read them and find them interesting or useful. In a way, I suppose, they are old friends of mine, and each of these is in my personal collection. These books will be easy to find in libraries or used book stores, often in a newer edition.

General Development, including physical

Baldwin, A.L. (1968). Theories of child development. New York: Wiley.

Brazelton, T. B. (1983). Infants and mothers: Differences in development. New York: Delacorte.

Button, A.D. (1969). The authentic child. New York: Random House.

Chess, S. & Thomas, A. (1987). Know your child: An authoritative guide for today's parents. New York: Basic Books.

Crain, W. (1992). Theories of development: concepts and applications. (3rd. ed.)

Gesell Institute of Human Development Library. New York: Delta.

Hoffer, W. (1981). Early development and education of the child. New York: Aronson.

Ilg, F. L., & Ames, L. B. (1955). Child behavior. New York: Dell.

Ilg, F. L., Ames, L. B., & Baker, S. M. (1981). Child behavior: Specific advice on problems of child behavior. New York: Harper & Row.

Kagan, J. & Moss, H.A. (1962). Birth to maturity. New York: Wiley & Sons. Kohlberg, L. (1987). Child psychology and childhood education. New York: Longman.

Kelly, M. (1989). The mother's almanac: Your child from six to twelve. New York: Doubleday.

Langer, J. (1969). Theories of development. New York: Holt, Rinehart & Winston.

Lewis, M. (Ed.) (1990). Child and adolescent psychiatry: A comprehensive textbook. Baltimore, MD: Williams and Wilkins.

Maslow, H. (1971). The farther reaches of human nature. New York: Viking Press.

Montessori, M. (1967) Maria Montessori: The discovery of the child. New York: Ballantine.

Morris, C. G. (1991). Psychology: An introduction (7th ed.). Englewood Cliffs, NJ:

Mussen, P. H. (Ed.). (1970). Carmichael's Manual of child psychology. New York: Wiley.

Santrock, J. W. (1994). Child development (6th ed.). Madison, WI: Brown & Benchmark.

Schickedanz, J. A., Schickedanz, D. I., Forsyth, P. D., & Forsyth, G. A. (1998). Understanding children and adolescents (3rd ed.). Needham Heights, MA: Allyn & Bacon.

Sprinthall, N. A., Sprinthall, R. C., & Oja. S. N. (1994). Educational psychology: A developmental approach (6th ed.). New York: McGraw-Hill.

Woolfolk, A. (1995). Educational Psychology. (6th Ed.) Boston, MA: Allyn and Bacon.

Emotional Development

Erikson, E.H. (1963). Childhood and society. (2nd ed.). New York: Norton.

Erikson, E.H. (1964). Insight and responsibility. New York: Norton.

Erikson, E. H. (1980). Identity and the life cycle. (2nd ed.). New York: Norton.

Greenspan, S.I. (1989). The development of the ego. Madison, CT: International Universities Press.

Jung, C. G. (1933). Modern man in search of a soul. New York: Harcourt Brace.

Lazarus, R.S. (1991). Emotion and adaptation. New York: Oxford University Press.

Lorenz, K. (1966). On aggression. New York: Bantam.

Marcia, J.E. (1966). Development and validation of ego identity status. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 3, 551-558.

Ornstein, R. (1993). The Roots of the self: Unraveling the mystery of who we are. San Francisco: HarperCollins.

Reeve, J. (1996). Understanding motivation and emotion (2nd ed.). New York: Holt,
Rinehart and Winston.

Rubinstein, M. (1987). The growing years: The New York Hospital - Cornell Medical Center guide to your child's emotional development from birth to adolescence. New York: Athenaeum.

Weiner, B. (1992). Human motivation: Metaphors, theories, and research. Newbury Park,
CA: Sage.

Wexler, D. B. (1991). The adolescent self: Strategies for self-management, self-soothing and self-esteem in adolescents. New York: Norton.

Philosophical Development

Eyre, L & Eyre, R. (1993). Teaching your children values. New York: Fireside.

Gilligan, C. (1982). In a different voice. Cambridge: Harvard University Press.

Kohlberg, L. (1981). The philosophy of moral development (vol. 1), San Francisco, CA: Harper & Row.

Kohlberg, L. (1987). Child psychology and childhood education: A cognitive-developmental view. New York: Longman.

Kohn, A. (1990). The brighter side of human nature: Altruism and empathy in everyday life. New York: Basic Books.

Likona, T. (1976). Moral development and behavior. New York: Holt, Rinehart.

Magid, K. & Mckelvey, C. A. (1987). High risk: Children without a conscience. New York: Bantam.

Peck, R. F. (1964). The psychology of character development. New York: Wiley.

Social Development

Berne, E. (1964). Games people play. New York: Grove Press.

Chapman, A. H. (1971). Games children play. New York: Berkeley Medallion.

Kaplan, L. J. (1978). Oneness & separateness: From infant to individual. New York: Touchstone.

Leman, K. (1985). The birth order book. New York: Dell.

Richards, M. & Light, P. (1986). Children of social worlds: Development in a social context.
Cambridge, UK: Polity Press.

Rogers, C. R. (1969). Freedom to learn. Columbus, OH: Charles E. Merrill.

Intellectual of Cognitive Development

Beadle M. (1970). A child's mind: How children learn during the critical years from birth to age five. New York: Anchor.

Bruner, J. S. (1986). Actual minds, Possible worlds. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.

Costa, A. L. (Ed.). (1985).. Developing minds: A resource book for teaching thinking. Alexandria, VA: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development.

Gardner, H. (1993). Creating minds. New York: Basic Books.

Piaget, J. (1952). The origins of intelligence in children. New York: Norton.

Piaget, J. (1965). The Moral judgment of the child. Glencoe, Ill.: Free Press.

Piaget, J. (1970). The science of education and the psychology of the child. New York: Orion Press.

Piaget, J. (1973). To understand is to Invent: The Future of Education.

Siegler, R. S. (1991). Children’s thinking (2nd ed.). Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall.

Sizer, T. R. (1992). Horace’s School: Redesigning the American high school. New York:
Houghton Mifflin.

Stipeck, D. J. (1993). Motivation to learn: From theory to practice (2nd ed.). Boston: Allyn & Bacon.

Vygotsky, L. S. (1978). Mind in society: The development of higher psychological processes. Cambridge: Harvard University Press.

Vygotsky, L. S. (1986). Thought and language. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

Vygotsky, L. S. (1987). The collected works of L.S. Vygotsky (translated by Rieber and Carton). New York: Plenum.

Adolescent Development (specifically)
Kimmel, D. C. & Weiner, I. B. (1995). Adolescence: A developmental transition (2nd ed.). New York: Wiley

Muuss, R. E. (1975). Theories of adolescence (3rd ed.). New York: Random House.

Stevenson, C. (1992) Teaching ten to fourteen year olds. New York: Longman.

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