The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Child and Adolescent Psychology

The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Child and Adolescent Psychology

Simplifying a complex subject.

Child psychology is required for college level psych and elementary education majors. It is a complex subject that can include developmental psychology, biology, sociological psychology, and various schools of theory and therapies. The only sources of information about this complex subject are long, expensive textbooks. Until now. This, the first trade book to give a detailed, easy to understand explanation of the subject.

• Age-by-age discussion of the psychological development of children.

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  1. Anonymous said,

    Wrote on November 28, 2011 @ 11:13 pm

    5.0 out of 5 stars
    A handy reference companion and learning tool., November 8, 2011
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    This review is from: The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Child and Adolescent Psychology (Paperback)

    The Complete Idiots Guide to Child and Adolescent Psychology is a comprehensive handbook for anyone interested in understanding childhood psychology, from unborn babies in the womb to adolescents about to embark on adulthood. The theory and proposed application of the information is seamlessly integrated by definitions, insights and field study material that guides the reader into in-depth thought on the information presented.

    Parents who need a quick reference or people new to the study of childhood psychology will find the table of contents easy to navigate and the appendices filled with relevant resources for those who want to get additional information. Students will find it straight forward when searching for specific information and return to this book as a great reference tool for this reason. Jack C. Wesman and Victoria Costello created a great handbook that can be easily integrated into any post secondary course study on childhood psychology. Hands down this is a great learning tool!

    Every parent and student of childhood psychology should have a copy of The Complete Idiots Guide to Child and Adolescent Psychology in their personal library as a handy and relevant reference companion. For those who don’t already have a copy, this book would make an excellent gift that would keep on giving through the years!

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  2. Anonymous said,

    Wrote on November 28, 2011 @ 11:56 pm

    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Goodbye Dull, Dry Textbook; Hello Insightful Read, September 5, 2011
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    This review is from: The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Child and Adolescent Psychology (Paperback)

    If you’re afraid of dull, tedious textbooks, have no fear of reading The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Child and Adolescent Psychology. I was thrilled to find a comprehensive, well-researched and highly readable introduction to the history, current research findings and up-to-date trends in child psychology.

    I especially appreciate how co-authors Jack C. Westman M.D., M.S. and Victoria Costello have organized the book in such a way that makes for very accessible and reader-friendly use. Beginning with Discovering Childhood followed by Foundations of Personality, this textbook flows naturally into A Child Is Part of a Family before addressing The Big Picture (outlining emotional, moral and cognitive development). If interested in specifics you can then focus more indepth on Ages and Stages. Finally, they highlight important challenges in the section Issues in Child Psychology, and how to deal with them in Therapeutic Approaches.

    Key definitions are described in simple yet effective terms; the co-authors also offer specially highlighted sections for insights and complications surrounding important developments. Another great feature is ‘Least You Should Know’ – succinct snippets of key chapter points, ideal for the busiest of readers. How I wish such a welcoming textbook were available all those years ago when I was in college!

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