Best Popular Developmental Psychology Books
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1. What Happened to You?: Conversations on Trauma, Resilience, and Healing
Author: by Oprah Winfrey
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLEROur earliest experiences shape our lives far down the road, and What Happened to You? Provides powerful scientific and emotional insights into the behavioral patterns so many of us struggle to understand. Through this lens we can build a renewed sense of personal self-worth and ultimately recalibrate our responses to circumstances, situations, and relationships.
It is, in other words, the key to reshaping our very lives. Oprah WinfreyThis book is going to change the way you see your life. Have you ever wondered “Why did I do that?” or “Why can’t I just control my behavior?” Others may judge our reactions and think, “What’s wrong with that person?” When questioning our emotions, it’s easy to place the blame on ourselves; holding ourselves and those around us to an impossible standard.
It’s time we started asking a different question. Through deeply personal conversations, Oprah Winfrey and renowned brain and trauma expert Dr. Bruce Perry offer a groundbreaking and profound shift from asking What’s wrong with you? To What happened to you?
2. The Defining Decade: Why Your Twenties Matter–And How to Make the Most of Them Now
Author: by Meg Jay
The Defining Decade has changed the way millions of twentysomethings think about their twentiesand themselves. Revised and reissued for a new generation, let it change how you think about you and yours. Our “thirty-is-the-new-twenty” culture tells us the twentysomething years don’t matter.
Some say they are an extended adolescence. Others call them an emerging adulthood. In The Defining Decade, Meg Jay argues that twentysomethings have been caught in a swirl of hype and misinformation, much of which has trivialized the most transformative time of our lives.
Drawing from more than two decades of work with thousands of clients and students, Jay weaves the latest science of the twentysomething years with behind-closed-doors stories from twentysomethings themselves. The result is a provocative read that provides the tools necessary to take the most of your twenties, and shows us how work, relationships, personality, identity and even the brain can change more during this decade than at any other time in adulthoodif we use the time well.
3. Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World
Author: by David Epstein
The #1 New York Times bestseller that has all America talking: as seen/heard on CNN’s Fareed Zakaria GPS, Morning Joe, CBS This Morning, The Bill Simmons Podcast, Rich Roll, and more. The most important businessand parentingbook of the year. Forbes Urgent and important…
An essential read for bosses, parents, coaches, and anyone who cares about improving performance.Daniel H. Pink Shortlisted for the Financial Times/McKinsey Business Book of the Year AwardPlenty of experts argue that anyone who wants to develop a skill, play an instrument, or lead their field should start early, focus intensely, and rack up as many hours of deliberate practice as possible.
If you dabble or delay, you’ll never catch up to the people who got a head start. But a closer look at research on the world’s top performers, from professional athletes to Nobel laureates, shows that early specialization is the exception, not the rule.
David Epstein examined the world’s most successful athletes, artists, musicians, inventors, forecasters and scientists. He discovered that in most fieldsespecially those that are complex and unpredictablegeneralists, not specialists, are primed to excel. Generalists often find their path late, and they juggle many interests rather than focusing on one.
4. Uniquely Human: A Different Way of Seeing Autism
Author: by Barry M. Prizant
Simon & Schuster
Uniquely Human Podcast – UNIQUELYHUMAN. Com*Ranked #1 of Book Authority’s “100 Best Autism Books Of All Time”*Featured Book for United Nations World Autism Awareness Day 2017* Winner – Autism Society of America’s Temple Grandin Award – Outstanding Literary Work in Autism A groundbreaking book on autism, by one of the world’s leading experts, who portrays autism as a unique way of being human-this is “required reading….
Breathtakingly simple and profoundly positive” (Chicago Tribune). Autism therapy typically focuses on ridding individuals of “autistic” symptoms such as difficulties interacting socially, problems in communicating, sensory challenges, and repetitive behavior patterns.Now Dr. Barry M. Prizant offers a new and compelling paradigm: the most successful approaches to autism don’t aim at fixing a person by eliminating symptoms, but rather seeking to understand the individual’s experience and what underlies the behavior.
“A must-read for anyone touched by autism… Dr. Prizant’s Uniquely Human is a crucial step in promoting better understanding and a more humane approach” (Associated Press). Instead of classifying “autistic” behaviors as signs of pathology, Dr. Prizant sees them as part of a range of strategies to cope with a world that feels chaotic and overwhelming.
5. The Boy Who Was Raised as a Dog: And Other Stories from a Child Psychiatrist's Notebook — What Traumatized Children Can Teach Us About Loss, Love, and Healing
Author: by Bruce D Perry
A renowned psychiatrist reveals how trauma affects children-and outlines the path to recovery”Fascinating and upbeat…. Dr. Perry is both a world-class creative scientist and a compassionate therapist.” (Mary Pipher, PhD)How does trauma affect a child’s mind-and how can that mind recover?
In the classic The Boy Who Was Raised as a Dog, Dr. Perry explains what happens to the brains of children exposed to extreme stress and shares their lessons of courage, humanity, and hope. Only when we understand the science of the mind and the power of love and nurturing, can we hope to heal the spirit of even the most wounded child.
6. The Deepest Well: Healing the Long-Term Effects of Childhood Trauma and Adversity
Author: by Nadine Burke Harris M.D.
An extraordinary, eye-opening book. People 2018 National Health Information Awards, Silver Award A rousing wake-up call … This highly engaging, provocative book prove[s] beyond a reasonable doubt that millions of lives depend on us finally coming to terms with the long-term consequences of childhood adversity and toxic stress.
Michelle Alexander, author of The New Jim Crow Dr. Nadine Burke Harris was already known as a crusading physician delivering targeted care to vulnerable children. But it was Diegoa boy who had stopped growing after a sexual assaultwho galvanized her journey to uncover the connections between toxic stress and lifelong illnesses.
The stunning news of Burke Harris’s research is just how deeply our bodies can be imprinted by ACEsadverse childhood experiences like abuse, neglect, parental addiction, mental illness, and divorce. Childhood adversity changes our biological systems, and lasts a lifetime. For anyone who has faced a difficult childhood, or who cares about the millions of children who do, the fascinating scientific insight and innovative, acclaimed health interventions in The Deepest Well represent vitally important hope for preventing lifelong illness for those we love and for generations to come.
7. Tools of Titans: The Tactics, Routines, and Habits of Billionaires, Icons, and World-Class Performers
Author: by Timothy Ferriss
The latest groundbreaking tome from Tim Ferriss, the #1 New York Times best-selling author of The 4-Hour Workweek. From the author: For the last two years, I’ve interviewed more than 200 world-class performers for my podcast, The Tim Ferriss Show. The guests range from super celebs (Jamie Foxx, Arnold Schwarzenegger, etc.
And athletes (icons of powerlifting, gymnastics, surfing, etc. To legendary Special Operations commanders and black-market biochemists. For most of my guests, it’s the first time they’ve agreed to a two-to-three-hour interview. This unusual depth has helped make The Tim Ferriss Show the first business/interview podcast to pass 100 million downloads.
This book contains the distilled tools, tactics, and inside baseball’ you won’t find anywhere else. It also includes new tips from past guests, and life lessons from new guests’ you haven’t met. What makes the show different is a relentless focus on actionable details.
This is reflected in the questions. For example: What do these people do in the first sixty minutes of each morning? What do their workout routines look like, and why? What books have they gifted most to other people? What are the biggest wastes of time for novices in their field?
8. The Animator's Survival Kit: A Manual of Methods, Principles and Formulas for Classical, Computer, Games, Stop Motion and Internet Animators (FARRAR, STRAUS)
Author: by Richard Williams
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
The definitive book on animation, from the Academy Award-winning animator behind Who Framed Roger Rabbit? Animation is one of the hottest areas of filmmaking today-and the master animator who bridges the old generation and the new is Richard Williams. During his fifty years in the business, Williams has been one of the true innovators, winning three Academy Awards and serving as the link between Disney’s golden age of animation by hand and the new computer animation exemplified by Toy Story.
Perhaps even more important, though, has been his dedication in passing along his knowledge to a new generation of animators so that they in turn could push the medium in new directions. In this book, based on his sold-out master classes in the United States and across Europe, Williams provides the underlying principles of animation that every animator-from beginner to expert, classic animator to computer animation whiz -needs.
Urging his readers to “invent but be believable,” he illustrates his points with hundreds of drawings, distilling the secrets of the masters into a working system in order to create a book that will become the standard work on all forms of animation for professionals, students, and fans.
9. Tribe of Mentors: Short Life Advice from the Best in the World
Author: by Tim Ferriss
Tim Ferriss, the #1 New York Times best-selling author of The 4-Hour Workweek, shares the ultimate choose-your-own-adventure booka compilation of tools, tactics, and habits from 130+ of the world’s top performers. From iconic entrepreneurs to elite athletes, from artists to billionaire investors, their short profiles can help you answer life’s most challenging questions, achieve extraordinary results, and transform your life.
From the author: In 2017, several of my close friends died in rapid succession. It was a very hard year, as it was for many people. It was also a stark reminder that time is our scarcest, non-renewable resource. With a renewed sense of urgency, I began asking myself many questions: Were my goals my own, or simply what I thought I should want?
How much of life had I missed from underplanning or overplanning? How could I be kinder to myself? How could I better say no to the trivial many to better say yes to the critical few? How could I best reassess my priorities and my purpose in this world?
10. Positive Parenting for Autism: Powerful Strategies to Help Your Child Overcome Challenges and Thrive
Author: by Victoria Boone MA BCBA
Help your child with autism build essential social and life skills It can be a challenge to manage life as a special needs parent and feel like you are doing all you can to support your child’s growth and development.
Positive Parenting for Autism offers proven techniques for helping your child with autism develop the foundational skills they need to thrive and live a fulfilling life. Using scientifically supported strategies based in applied behavior analysis (ABA), this practical guide provides concrete tools for developing personalized behavior change plans aimed at both increasing your child’s positive behaviors and decreasing unwanted or problem behaviors associated with autism spectrum disorders.
Take a deep dive into topics like punishment alternatives, the power of reinforcement, communication and cooperation, and teaching complex behaviors in straightforward ways. All parenting books on autism should include: An introduction to ABALearn more about applied behavior analysis, including how and why it’s used to treat people with autism, how you can get your child on board, and what you need to get started.
11. The Developing Person Through the Life Span
Author: by Kathleen Stassen Berger
Practical skills for healing the hidden wounds of childhood traumaWe’re all a product of our childhood, and if you’re like most people, you have experienced some form of childhood trauma. Adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) are at the root of nearly all mental health disorders, including depression, anxiety, panic disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
Memories associated with ACEs imprint on a child’s brain, and can manifest themselves mentally and physically throughout adulthoodeven decades after the traumatic incident. So, how can you begin healing the deep wounds of ACEs and build strength and resilience? In this innovative workbook, trauma specialist Glenn Schiraldi presents practical, evidence-based skills to help you heal from ACEs.
In addition to dealing with the symptoms, you’ll learn to address the root cause of your suffering, change the way your brain responds to stress and the outside world, and soothe troubling memories. Using the trauma-informed and resilience-building practices in this book, you will:Understand how toxic childhood stress is affecting your healthRewire disturbing imprints in your brain using cutting-edge skillsLearn how to regulate stress and emotional arousalDiscover why traditional psychological approaches might not be helpingKnow when and how to find the right kind of therapy Childhood trauma doesn’t have to define you for the rest of your life.
13. Invitation to the Life Span
Author: by Kathleen Stassen Berger
Edition after edition, Kathleen Stassen Berger’s bestselling textbooks connect students to the field of developmental psychology, in an engaging, accessible, culturally inclusive way. Berger’s Invitation to the Life Span does this in just 15 concise chapters and an epilogue, in a presentation that meets the challenges of exploring the breadth of the life span in a single term.
The new edition of Invitation to the Life Span incorporates a wide range of new research, especially in fast-moving areas such as brain development and psychopathology, while taking advantage of innovative new tools for media-centered teaching and learning. But throughout, as always, the signature voice of Kathleen Berger ties it all together, with relatable explanations of scientific content, wide ranging cultural examples, and skill-building tools for sharper observation and critical thinking.
14. Healing Your Lost Inner Child: How to Stop Impulsive Reactions, Set Healthy Boundaries and Embrace an Authentic Life
Author: by Robert Jackman
Most people don’t realize how much unresolved emotional pain they carry around. They don’t know why they always feel depressed, anxious, victimized, or disappointed. They wonder why they keep making the same self-sabotaging impulsive decisions. These patterns often stem from their lost inner child, which carries a false narrative that has been on repeat since childhood.
The hurt emotions resulting from childhood experiences of abuse, neglect, or trauma show up in adulthood as explosive anger, isolation, bad relationship choices, negative self-talk, feelings of being overwhelmed, being a people pleaser, and keeping others at arm’s length. In Healing Your Lost Inner Child, Psychotherapist and Reiki master Robert Jackman takes you on a personal journey to explore unresolved wounds from your early life using the HEAL process for healing and embracing an authentic life.
Through stories and exercises, this easy-to-read book will encourage you to learn how to stop giving in to your wounded inner child’s emotional pain frozen inside a snow globe within you. Each chapter gently takes you closer to this original wounding so you can acknowledge and finally heal your pain.
15. The Inner Child Workbook: What to do with your past when it just won't go away
Author: by Cathryn L. Taylor
Recovery therapist Cathryn Taylor offers a step-by-step guide to reparenting the children within and healing their shame, anger, and feelings of abandonment. Using written and verbal exercises, guided imagery, journaling, drawing, mirror work, and rituals, you can change your experience of the past.
For each of the seven stages of childhood, you will follow six steps: Identify your pain. Research its childhood roots. Re-experience the pain.Separate from it. Grieve the losses of each stage. Ritually release the pain and reclaim the joy of each inner child.
In the end, you will reap the rewards of the wisdom of your true self. “This easy-to-follow six-step formula helps you contact true spirituality through ritual and imagery, while healing your inner children. The book is brilliant, and serves as a bridge between the psychological and the spiritual.”-Laurel King, Author of Women of Power and coauthor of Living in the Light “Cathryn Taylor takes the next step: for her, the inner child is a palpable and real force in life.
16. Experiencing the Lifespan
Author: by Janet Belsky
Janet Belsky’s Experiencing the Lifespan always reflects a scientist’s understanding of key research, a psychologist’s understanding of people, and a teacher’s understanding of students. This updated new edition features significant new findings, a broad based global perspective, and enhanced media offerings.
In a highly conversational style, with pedagogy that reinforces learning, and with examples drawn from an extraordinarily broad range of cultures throughout the world, the book remains at just the right length and level of coverage to fit comfortably in a single term course.