Combining the insights of clinical psychoanalysis with a new approach to cultural anthropology,Childhood and Society deals with the relationships between childhood training and cultural accomplishment, analyzing the infantile and the mature, the modern and the archaic elements in human motivation. It was hailed upon its first publication as "a rare and living combination of European and American thought in the human sciences" (Margaret Mead, The American Scholar). Translated into numerous foreign languages, it has gone on to become a classic in the study of the social significance of childhood.
Identity: Youth and Crisis collects Erik H. Erikson's major essays on topics originating in the concept of the adolescent identity crisis.Identity, Erikson writes, is an unfathomable as it is all-pervasive. It deals with a process that is located both in the core of the individual and in the core of the communal culture. As the culture changes, new kinds of identity questions arise—Erikson comments, for example, on issues of social protest and changing gender roles that were particular to the 1960s. Representing two decades of groundbreaking work, the essays are not so much a systematic formulation of theory as an evolving report that is both clinical and theoretical. The subjects range from "creative confusion" in two famous lives—the dramatist George Bernard Shaw and the philosopher William James—to the connection between individual struggles and social order.
On Sexuality: Three Essays on the Theory of Sexuality and Other Works
This volume contains all of Freud's major writings on sexuality. It begins with his revolutionary "Three Essays on the Theory of Sexuality" (1905). It also includes shorter papers on normal and abnormal sexuality, illustrated by numerous examples provided by Freud's own patients. These writings follow the full range and development of this thought up to 1931, covering such topics as sexual education of children, the psychology of love, perversions, the taboo of virginity and anal eroticism. His views changed considerably over the years, particularly those concerning the development of sexuality in children, the Oedipus complex, the relation of character to sexual types and the sexual life of women.
Frames of Mind: The Theory of Multiple Intelligences
First published in 1983 and now available with a new introduction by the author, Gardner's trailblazing book revolutionized the worlds of education and psychology by positing that rather than a single type of intelligence, we have several—most of which are neglected by standard testing and educational methods.
A Mind at a Time: America's Top Learning Expert Shows How Every Child Can Succeed
In his #1 New York Times bestseller A Mind at a Time, Dr. Levine shows parents and those who care for children how to identify these individual learning patterns, explaining how they can strengthen a child's abilities and either bypass or help overcome the child's weaknesses, producing positive results instead of repeated frustration and failure. Consistent progress can result when we understand that not every child can do equally well in every type of learning and begin to pay more attention to individual learning patterns — and individual minds — so that we can maximize children's success and gratification in life. In A Mind at a Time Dr. Levine shows us how.
The seminal book by this century's most important developmental psychologist chronicles the evolution of children's moral thinking from preschool to adolescence, tracing their concepts of lying, cheating, adult authority, punishment, and responsibility and offering important insights into how they learn -- or fail to learn -- the difference between right and wrong.
Piaget’s influence on psychology has been profound. His pathbreaking investigations and theories of cognitive development have set child psychology moving in entirely new directions. His bold speculations have provided the inspiration for the work of others. His studies have been the subject of many books and countless articles. And, significantly, his influence has spread to other disciplines and is having an ever-growing impact on the general culture at large.Here Jean Piaget, with the assistance of his long-time collaborator Bärbel Inhelder, offers a definitive presentation of the developmental psychology he has elaborated over the last forty years. This comprehensive synthesis traces each stage of the child’s cognitive development, over the entire period of childhood, from infancy to adolescence.
The Adolescent: Development, Relationships, and Culture
The Adolescent: Development, Relationships and Cultureoffers an eclectic, interdisciplinary approach to the study of adolescence, presenting both psychological and sociological viewpoints as well as educational, demographic, and economic data.
This is the text that championed a revolutionary approach to education that changed the way we teach our children. Now, in the Third Edition, it's challenging the status quo with twenty years of evidence that defies current thinking. Five exciting new chapters focus on issues of importance now and in the future--learning from children who love school; researching person- centered issues in education; developing the administrator's role as a facilitator; building discipline and classroom management with the learner; and person-centered views of transforming schools. Freedom to Learn, Third Edition is written in the first person, with two goals in mind--to aid the development of the minds of children and young persons, and to encourage the kinds of adventurous enterprises being carried out daily by dedicated, caring teachers in creative classrooms and supportive schools throughout the nation.
How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character
In How Children Succeed, Paul Tough argues that the qualities that matter most have more to do with character: skills like perseverance, curiosity, conscientiousness, optimism, and self-control.How Children Succeed introduces us to a new generation of researchers and educators who, for the first time, are using the tools of science to peel back the mysteries of character. Through their stories—and the stories of the children they are trying to help—Tough traces the links between childhood stress and life success. He uncovers the surprising ways in which parents do—and do not—prepare their children for adulthood. This provocative and profoundly hopeful book has the potential to change how we raise our children, how we run our schools, and how we construct our social safety net. It will not only inspire and engage readers, it will also change our understanding of childhood itself.
WHEN ACTING OUT ISN'T ACTING * Eight Million US Children - Ages 6-17 - Require Some Form of Mental Health Care. * A National Controversy Rages Over the Use of Medicines to Treat Temper, Anger and Other Child and Adolescent Behavior Problems * Tragically, Only One In Four Children Are Ever Treated Appropriately or Diagnosed Properly. WHAT CAN BE DONE? Finally, parents and professionals are recognizing this growing national health crisis. They can act to prevent their children from acting out of control. Recent Studies show that missed diagnoses generally result because symptoms are misunderstood or ignored. Fortunately recent advances in medicine, psychopharmacology, and biopsychiatry have enables physicians to define and treat such childhood behavior problems as Conduct Disorder and Attention-deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.