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Early Childhood Development

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Early Childhood Development Theorists: Introduction

Child Development Theorists: Selected Books

The following books and streaming video are only a sampling of the many resources available at Saint Francis University Library. For more, please search WorldCat Discovery by clicking the BOOKS button on the Library Home Page. Do an Advanced Search on the terms" Child Development," "Child Psychology,"and  "Early Childhood"; or the names of individual theorists and topics.

Books Written About Child Development Theorists:

Coles, Robert (1970). Erik H. Erikson: The Growth of his Work       150.195 C68

Flavell, J.H. (1963). The Developmental Psychology of Jean Piaget  152.27 F58

Lillard, P. P. (1972). Montessori: A Modern Approach                       371.3 L72

Maier, H. W. (1969). Three Theories of Child Development: The Contributions of Erik H. Erikson, Jean Piaget, and Robert R. Sears, and Their Applications              152.27 M21 Rev. ed.

Standing, E.M. (1959). Maria Montessori: Her Life and Work           923.7 M78


Books Written By Child Development Theorists:

Erikson, E. H. (1963). Childhood and Society      152.27 E68

Montessori, M. (1967). The Absorbent Mind        152.272 M78

Montessori, M. & Wolf, A.D. (1989). Peaceful Children, Peaceful World: The Challenge of Maria Montessori 370.115 M781

Piaget, J. (1954). The Construction of Reality in the Child   152.27 P57

Piaget, J. (1948). The Moral Judgement of the Child           152.27 P57a

Piaget, J. (1959). The Language and Thought of the Child   152.272 P57e

Vygotsky, L.S. & Cole, M. (1978). Mind in Society: The Development of Higher Psychological Processes 55.413 V996                                                                                                                

Child Development Theorists: Streaming Video