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Title The Gale encyclopedia of childhood & adolescence / Jerome Kagan, executive editor ; Susan B. Gall, managing editor.

Published Detroit : Gale, [1998]


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Giblin Eunson REF  305.23103 GALE    NOT FOR LOAN
Physical description xiii, 752 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 677-706) and indexes.
Summary This new Encyclopedia answers the demand for an authoritative, thorough and timely source of multidisciplinary information on issues, terms, people, theories and trends related to children and their development. Comprehensive, the Encyclopedia will be an invaluable reference tool to those interested in human development from birth through adolescence. Students and other patrons researching children will find regular use for this highly accessible, up-to-date reference.
Written to have a broad appeal, each of the approximately 900 alphabetically arranged entries is signed by one of the book's expert contributors and includes a resource list and a brief bibliography. An advisory board of leading child development experts, under the editorship of Dr. Jerome Kagan at Harvard University, helped shape and review the content and scope of the Encyclopedia. Some of the topics covered include: -- Adoption-- Alternative school-- Apgar score-- Bed wetting-- Bone development-- Child abuse-- Draw-a-person test-- Family therapy-- Gender identity-- Immunization-- Oral stage-- Jean Piaget-- Language development-- Menstruation-- Ritalin-- Sexually transmitted diseases-- Sibling rivalry-- Stranger anxiety-- Television-- Time, out procedure-- Undesirable language
Special features include approximately 200 illustrations, photographs, statistical charts and graphs, as well as extensive cross-referencing and a thorough master keyword index with names, theories, organizations and terms to help students quickly locate the information they need.
Other author Kagan, Jerome.
Gall, Susan B.
Subject Child development -- Encyclopedias.
Child psychology -- Encyclopedias.
Adolescence -- Encyclopedias.
Adolescent psychology -- Encyclopedias.
ISBN 0810398842 (alk. paper)