This guide contains recommended reference books, websites and online databases -- collections of scholarly journal articles and other resources -- that support research in the field of Human Growth and Development.
These databases provide access to scholarly and popular articles in the fields of psychology, sociology, medicine and current social issues.
A selection of books, reference books and e-books.
Popular Psychology: An Encyclopedia
Call Number: Online E-Book
"[P]rovides a concise guide for anyone seeking to understand the true scientific nature of psychology….Self help books, experts on daytime television, and articles in the popular press all serve to obscure the true intellectual and scientific premises on which true psychology is based. This book attempts to counteract the tide of misinformation."
A selection fo DVDs on psychology and human growth and development.
Call Number: Edison State/Lee Audio-Visual DVD BABIES
Follows four babies from different parts of the globe as they navigate their first year of life. It shows that multicultural child-rearing practices don’t play a significant role in child development. Features Ponijao from Namibia, Bayarjargal from Mongolia, Hattie who lives in San Francisco, and Mari from Tokyo.
Heredity and Environment: Beginnings of a Baby
Call Number: Lee CampusDVD BF341 .H47 2005
This newly updated module includes the findings on chromosomal abnormalities and sex-linked inheritance, as well as the relationship between chronic disease and prenatal uterine environment. The video also traces how physical, intellectual, and temperament characteristics and inherited diseases occur. The presentation of molecular genetics has been updated to include the Human Genome Project and the potentials for gene therapy.
Call Number: Collier Campus DVD HQ767.9 .I56 2005
Examines the "nature vs. nurture" debate in the shaping of the identity of children. From a larger project following 25 families from the birth of their children, features 4 children at age 5 as they begin to understand the implications of economic class, ethnicity, race, gender, physical appearance, and the presence or absence of both parents.
Physical Growth and Development
Call Number: Edison State/Charlotte Audio-Visual DVD RJ131 .P49 2008
Discusses the physical changes that occur in children between the ages of 6 and 12 years old. Presents educator insights, pertinent vocabulary, statistics, and classroom strategies for fostering healthy physical development.
What is consciousness? How does our brain perceive reality? Jill Bolte Taylor recalls her stroke and how it changed her forever.