Top 10 Best Books to Read in Developmental Psychology - August 2021

Here are our top ten recommendations if you are looking for the best books to read in Developmental Psychology. We have made sure our list is diverse to cater to the interests of different types of readers.

1. Beyond Behaviors: Using Brain Science and Compassion to Understand and Solve Children's Behavioral Challenges


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Developmental Psychology - August 2021

A NEW approach to solving behavioral challenges. In Beyond Behaviors , internationally known pediatric psychologist, Dr. Mona Delahooke describes behaviors as the tip of the iceberg, important signals that we should address by seeking to understand a child’s individual differences in the context of relational safety. Featuring impactful worksheets and charts, this accessible book offers professionals, educators and parents tools and techniques to reduce behavioral challenges and promote psychological resilience and satisfying, secure relationships. Neuroscience-based effective tools and strategies for children labeled with: - Conduct Disorder - Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD) - Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD) - Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD) - Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) - Anxiety & Depression - Autism & Developmental or Learning Differences And children who experience or have experienced: - Aggressive, confusing and unpredictable behaviors - Tantrums and meltdowns - Disconnection or shutdown - Adverse childhood experiences - Trauma and toxic stress

  • Author: Mona Delahooke
  • Publisher: PESI Publishing; 1st edition (March 19, 2019)
  • Genre: New, Used & Rental Textbooks, Social Sciences
  • ISBN: 978-1683731191
  • Dimensions: 7 x 0.71 x 10 inches

                 

2. CBT Toolbox for Children and Adolescents: Over 200 Worksheets & Exercises for Trauma, ADHD, Autism, Anxiety, Depression & Conduct Disorders


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Developmental Psychology - August 2021

The CBT Toolbox for Children and Adolescents gives you the resources to help the children in your life handle their daily obstacles with ease. Inside this workbook you'll find hundreds of worksheets, exercises, and activities to help treat : - Trauma - ADHD - Autism - Anxiety - Depression - Conduct Disorders Written by clinicians and teachers with decades of experience working with kids, these practical and easy-to-use therapy tools are vital to teaching children how to cope with and overcome their deepest struggles. Step-by-step, you'll see how the best strategies from cognitive behavioral therapy are adapted for children. Client Activities are created for the child to do themselves either in-session or as homework. Whether supervised by the therapist or their caregiver, they will be able to do the activity at any age or stage in the treatment process.

  • Author: Lisa Phifer
  • Publisher: PESI Publishing & Media; 1st edition (September 1, 2017)
  • Genre: Medical Books, Psychology
  • ISBN: 978-1683730750

                 

3. Smart but Scattered: The Revolutionary "Executive Skills" Approach to Helping Kids Reach Their Potential


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Developmental Psychology - August 2021

There’s nothing more frustrating than watching your bright, talented son or daughter struggle with everyday tasks like finishing homework, putting away toys, or following instructions at school. Your “smart but scattered” child might also have trouble coping with disappointment or managing anger. Drs. Peg Dawson and Richard Guare have great news: there’s a lot you can do to help. The latest research in child development shows that many kids who have the brain and heart to succeed lack or lag behind in crucial “executive skills”--the fundamental habits of mind required for getting organized, staying focused, and controlling impulses and emotions. Learn easy-to-follow steps to identify your child’s strengths and weaknesses, use activities and techniques proven to boost specific skills, and problem-solve daily routines. Small changes can add up to big improvements--this empowering book shows how.

  • Author: Peg Dawson
  • Publisher: Guilford Press; 1st edition (January 2, 2009)
  • Genre: New, Used & Rental Textbooks, Medicine & Health Sciences
  • ISBN: 978-1593854454
  • Dimensions: 7.1 x 0.9 x 10 inches

                 

4. The Out-of-Sync Child: Recognizing and Coping with Sensory Processing Disorder (The Out-of-Sync Child Series)


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Developmental Psychology - August 2021

The groundbreaking book that explains Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD)--and presents a drug-free approach that offers hope for parents--now revised and updated. Does your child exhibit... Over-responsivity--or under-responsivity--to touch or movement?  A child with SPD may be a "sensory avoider," withdrawing from touch, refusing to wear certain clothing, avoiding active games--or he may be a "sensory disregarder," needing a jump start to get moving. Over-responsivity--or under-responsivity--to sounds, sights taste, or smell?  She may cover her ears or eyes, be a picky eater, or seem oblivious to sensory cues. Cravings for sensation?  The "sensory craver" never gets enough of certain sensations, e.g., messy play, spicy food, noisy action, and perpetual movement. Poor sensory discrimination?  She may not sense the difference between objects or experiences--unaware of what she's holding unless she looks, and unable to sense when she's falling or how to catch herself. Unusually high or low activity level?  The child may be constantly on the go--wearing out everyone around him--or move slowly and tire easily, showing little interest in the world. Problems with posture or motor coordination?  He may slouch, move awkwardly, seem careless or accident-prone. These are often the first clues to Sensory Processing Disorder--a common but frequently misdiagnosed problem in which the central nervous system misinterprets messages from the senses.  The Out-of-Sync Child  offers comprehensive, clear information for parents and professionals--and a drug-free treatment approach for children. This revised edition includes new sections on vision and hearing, picky eaters, and coexisting disorders such as autism and ADHD, among other topics.

  • Author: Carol Kranowitz
  • Publisher: TarcherPerigee; Revised ed. edition (April 4, 2006)
  • Genre: Medical Books, Medicine
  • ISBN: 978-0399531651
  • Dimensions: 5.15 x 1 x 7.96 inches

                 

5. Attachment: 60 Trauma-Informed Assessment and Treatment Interventions Across the Lifespan


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Developmental Psychology - August 2021

In a society that values independence, self-preservation and individualistic thinking, we are missing the key to fulfillment: Connection through Attachment. Simple, attachment is the way that we connect to each other. Without attachment, people feel alone to deal with challenges they face, which leads to distress, dysfunction and mental health disorders. It is possible to repair dysfunctional attachment, but first it is necessary to recognize attachment style, unhealthy relationship patterns, and the impact they are having. Improve your client's relationships by teaching them strategies to feel more connected reestablish trust, and restore positive emotions. Dr. Christina Reese, a recognized attachment and trauma professional, has created a comprehensive guide that explains attachment over a lifetime, and offers trauma-informed approaches to treat attachment at any age. - Clinical examples, handouts and worksheets to use with clients of all ages - Recognize attachment styles - Identify key symptoms of attachment difficulties and their inception - Interventions that repair attachment traumas to heal stress, shame, and anxiety - Techniques to help clients improve their relationships (children, parents, friends, and significant others)

  • Author: Christina Reese
  • Publisher: PESI Publishing; 1st edition (October 3, 2018)
  • Genre: New, Used & Rental Textbooks, Social Sciences
  • ISBN: 978-1683731672
  • Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.41 x 11 inches

                 



6. Training Manual for Behavior Technicians Working with Individuals with Autism


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Developmental Psychology - August 2021

Training Manual for Behavior Technicians Working with Individuals with Autism is a practical manual and ongoing professional resource for frontline staff undergoing training to become Registered Behavior Technicians (RBT). RBT is the recommended certification of the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB) for entry-level staff who implement behavior analytic services. This Manual complements the 40-hour training for RBTs and helps those who have completed training prepare for their certification exam. Following the RBT Task List set forth by the BACB, it prompts the reader to generate novel examples of mastered concepts, and real-life vignettes. Training Manual for Behavior Technicians Working with Individuals with Autism also: Details the fundamentals of measurement and data collection Introduces assessments of both behavior and environment Explains skills acquisition and related teaching procedures Covers behavior reduction plans Includes documentation and planning information Looks at ethics and professional conduct.

  • Author: Jonathan Tarbox
  • Publisher: Academic Press; 1st edition (October 6, 2016)
  • Genre: New, Used & Rental Textbooks, Social Sciences
  • ISBN: 978-0128094082
  • Dimensions: 6 x 0.37 x 9 inches

                 

7. Development Through the Lifespan


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Developmental Psychology - August 2021

For courses in Human Development Unparalleled Among Human Development Texts ― In a Class by Itself With its seamless integration of up-to-date research, strong multicultural and cross-cultural focus, and clear, engaging narrative, Development Through the Lifespan has established itself as the market’s leading text. The dramatically revised Seventh Edition presents the newest, most relevant research and applications in the field of human development today. Featuring compelling topics, rich examples, and author Laura Berk’s signature storytelling style, this new edition is the most current and engaging text available. Available to package with Development Through the Lifespan , Seventh Edition, MyLab™ Human Development is an online homework, tutorial, and assessment program designed to work with this text to further engage students and improve learning. MyLab Human Development is ideal for courses requiring robust assessments. Development Through the Lifespan , Seventh Edition is also available via Revel™ , an interactive digital learning environment that is a less expensive alternative to the print textbook, enabling students to read, practice, and study in one continuous experience. Revel’s new mobile app lets students access and interact with their text anywhere, anytime, on any device, giving students the flexibility of toggling between their phone, tablet, and laptop as they move through their day. Note: You are purchasing a standalone product; MyLab does not come packaged with this content. Students, if interested in purchasing this title with MyLab, ask your instructor for the correct package ISBN and Course ID. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information. 0134488970 / 9780134488974   Development Through the Lifespan plus MyLab Human Development with eText – Access Card Package, 7/e Package consists of: 0134419693 / 9780134419695  Development Through the Lifespan , 7/e 0205909744 / 9780205909742  MyLab Human Development with eText Access Card

  • Author: Laura Berk
  • Publisher: Pearson; 7th edition (January 1, 2017)
  • Genre: New, Used & Rental Textbooks, Social Sciences
  • ISBN: 978-0134419695
  • Dimensions: 1.3 x 9.3 x 10.9 inches

                 

8. Exploring Lifespan Development


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Developmental Psychology - August 2021

For courses in Human Development Unparalleled Among Human Development Texts ― In a Class by Itself Exploring Lifespan Development , Fourth Edition , the shorter, essentials version of Development Through the Lifespan , Seventh Edition, covers the same topics and contains the same number of chapters, but presents only the essential information, with an exceptionally strong emphasis on applications. Exploring Lifespan Development also includes all the great features Berk’s texts are known for ― an engaging writing style, exceptional multicultural and cross-cultural focus, rich examples, the most up-to-date research, and practical applications that help students relate the subject to their personal and professional lives. Available to package with Exploring Lifespan Development , Fourth Edition, MyLab™ Human Development is an online homework, tutorial, and assessment program designed to work with this text to further engage students and improve learning. MyLab Human Development is ideal for courses requiring robust assessments. Exploring Lifespan Development , Fourth Edition is also available via Revel™ , an interactive digital learning environment that is a less expensive alternative to the print textbook, enabling students to read, practice, and study in one continuous experience. Revel’s new mobile app lets students access and interact with their text anywhere, anytime, on any device, giving students the flexibility of toggling between their phone, tablet, and laptop as they move through their day. Note: You are purchasing a standalone product; MyLab does not come packaged with this content. Students, if interested in purchasing this title with MyLab, ask your instructor for the correct package ISBN and Course ID. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information. 0134488954 / 9780134488950   Exploring Lifespan Development plus MyLab Human Development with eText – Access Card Package, 4/e Package consists of: 0134419707 / 9780134419701  Exploring Lifespan Development , 4/e 0205909744 / 9780205909742  MyLab Human Development with eText Access Card

  • Author: Laura Berk
  • Publisher: Pearson; 4th edition (April 24, 2017)
  • Genre: New, Used & Rental Textbooks, Social Sciences
  • ISBN: 978-0134419701
  • Dimensions: 0.8 x 9 x 10.8 inches

                 

9. Invitation to the Life Span


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Developmental Psychology - August 2021

Edition after edition, Kathleen Stassen Berger’s bestselling textbooks connect students to the field of developmental psychology, in an engaging, accessible, culturally inclusive way. Berger’s Invitation to the Life Span does this in just 15 concise chapters and an epilogue, in a presentation that meets the challenges of exploring the breadth of the life span in a single term. The new edition of Invitation to the Life Span incorporates a wide range of new research, especially in fast-moving areas such as brain development and psychopathology, while taking advantage of innovative new tools for media-centered teaching and learning. But throughout, as always, the signature voice of Kathleen Berger ties it all together, with relatable explanations of scientific content, wide ranging cultural examples, and skill-building tools for sharper observation and critical thinking.

  • Author: Kathleen Stassen Berger
  • Publisher: Worth Publishers; Fourth edition (December 21, 2018)
  • Genre: New, Used & Rental Textbooks, Social Sciences
  • ISBN: 978-1319140649
  • Dimensions: 8.53 x 0.93 x 10.87 inches

                 

10. Psychology Applied to Modern Life: Adjustment in the 21st Century


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Developmental Psychology - August 2021

Filled with comprehensive, balanced coverage of classic and contemporary research, relevant examples, and engaging applications, this text shows you how psychology helps you understand yourself and the complex social world around you. It also uses psychological principles to illuminate the variety of opportunities you have in your life and your future career. While professors cite this bestselling book for its academic credibility and the authors' ability to stay current with 'hot topics,' students say it's one text they just don't want to stop reading. The text and associated workbook are highly readable, engaging, and visually appealing, providing you with a wealth of material you can put to use every day. Also available: the MindTap online learning experience, featuring an eBook, activities that engage you in thinking about common misconceptions about psychology, animations that introduce key concepts, cool apps (including a text-to-speech reader), and more.

  • Author: Wayne Weiten
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning; 12th edition (January 1, 2017)
  • Genre: New, Used & Rental Textbooks, Social Sciences
  • ISBN: 978-1305968479
  • Dimensions: 9.1 x 1.1 x 10.9 inches