Browsing posts tagged: Developmental
Gambling Problems in Youth

Howard J. Shaffer, Ph. D. More than 20 years ago, I first noted that young people in North America were growing up in a context of legalized gambling for their entire lifetime. By the 1980s, for young people, gambling had become an average and expectable part of the social landscape. Amid legal opportunities to gamble […]

Emotions, Technology, and Digital Games

Emotions, Technology, and Digital Games explores the need for people to experience enjoyment, excitement, anxiety, anger, frustration, and many other emotions. The book provides essential information on why it is necessary to have a greater understanding of the power these emotions have on players, and how they affect players during, and after, a game. This […]

Video Games and Creativity

Video games have become an increasingly ubiquitous part of society due to the proliferation and use of mobile devices.  Video Games and Creativity explores research on the relationship between video games and creativity with regard to play, learning, and game design.  It answers such questions as: Can video games be used to develop or enhance […]

H. G. Wells Floor Games

The delightful story of creative play with miniature figures and magical worlds on the nursery floor is brought back to life in this reprint of a historical work. Written for his sons in 1911, Wells’s story immerses the reader in a tale where possibilities are the given and surprises the fact. It has since been […]

Game Play

The long-awaited revision of the only book on game play available for mental health professionals Not only is play a pleasurable, naturally occurring behavior found in humans, it is also a driving force in our development. As opposed to the unstructured play often utilized in psychotherapy, game playing invokes more goal-directed behavior, carries the benefits […]

The Brain Fitness Workout

Whilst most people are aware of the importance of keeping their bodies in good shape, it is only in recent years that there has been a widespread acceptance that the brain is stimulated by originality, thrives on challenge and needs to be exercised and trained just as much as other parts of the body. The […]

Getting Gamers

Video games are big business. They can be addicting. They are available almost anywhere you go and are appealing to people of all ages. They can eat up our time, cost us money, even kill our relationships. But it’s not all bad! This book will show that rather than being a waste of time, video […]

Child Language

The remarkable way in which young children acquire language has long fascinated linguists and developmental psychologists alike. Language is a skill that we have essentially mastered by the age of three, and with incredible ease and speed, despite the complexity of the task. This accessible textbook introduces the field of child language acquisition, exploring language […]

Discipline with Love & Limits

You Can Manage Your Child’s Behavior Problems with Love & LimitsDiscipline with Love & Limits provides calm, practical solutions to the 43 most common childhood misbehaviors, like: Whining, Temper Tantrums, Mealtime Meltdown, Too Much Screen Time, Bullying and Biting, Disobeying, Not Sharing, Resisting Bedtime, Getting Out of Bed, Leaving a Mess, Travel Meltdowns, Resisting Carseats, Talking Back, …and many more! This amazing book has taught over 800,000 parents to more effectively manage the most common preschool […]

ADD & ADHD Answer Book

–What can I do to help my child now?–What are the symptoms of ADD? –What questions will the doctor ask me about my child? –Do children with AD/HD qualify for special education? –Should I medicate my child?ADD and ADHD are estimated