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Humor In Children S Lives

Author : Amelia J. Klein
ISBN : 0897898923
Genre : Education
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Presents the unique, personal experiences of professionals who integrated humor into their work with children, illustrating a wide range of possibilities for supporting children in the process of growing up and facing life's challenges through humor.

Contemporary Perspectives On Socialization And Social Development In Early Childhood Education

Author : Olivia Saracho
ISBN : 9781607525936
Genre : Education
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The purpose of this volume is to present a selection of chapters that reflect current issues relating to children’s socialization processes that help them become successful members of their society. From birth children are unique in their rates of growth and development, including the development of their social awareness and their ability to interact socially. They interpret social events based on their developing life style and environmental experiences. The children’s socialization is influenced by several important social forces including the family and its organization, their peer group, and the significant others in their lives. In “Theories of Socialization and Social Development,” Olivia Saracho and Bernard Spodek describe the children’s socialization forces and the different developmental theories that have influenced our understanding of the socialization process. These include maturationist theory (developed by Arnold Gesell), constructivist theories (developed by such theorists as Jean Piaget, Lev S. Vygotsky, and Jerome Bruner), psychodynamic theories (developed by such theorists as Sigmund Freud, Erik Erikson, Harry Stack Sullivan, and Alfred Adler), and ecological theory (developed by Urie Bronfenbrenner). Each theory provides interpretations of the meaning of the children’s social development and describes the different characteristics for each age group in the developmental sequences.

The Languages Of Humor

Author : Arie Sover
ISBN : 9781350062306
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Why are things funny? How has humor changed over the centuries? How can humor be a political force? Featuring expert authors from across the globe, The Languages of Humor discusses three main types of humour: verbal, visual, and physical. Despite the differences between them, all have a common purpose, showing us in different ways the reality that we live in, and how we can reflect on that reality. To this end, the book shows how humor has been used to address such topics as the Holocaust and the Soviet Union, and why it has been controversial in cases including Charlie Hebdo. The Languages of Humor explores a subject that is of interest in a wide range of intellectual disciplines including sociology, psychology, communication, philosophy, history, social sciences, linguistics, computer science, literature, theatre, education, and cultural studies. This volume features contributions from world-leading academics, some of who have professional backgrounds in this field. This unique research-led book, which includes over 20 illustrations, offers a top-down analysis of humor studies.

Encyclopedia Of Human Development

Author : Neil J. Salkind
ISBN : 9781412904759
Genre : Psychology
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The Encyclopedia of Human Development is the first comprehensive, authoritative, and informative reference work that presents state-of-the-art research and ready-to-use facts from the fields of psychology, individual and family studies, and education in a way that is not too technical. With more than 600 entries, this three-volume Encyclopedia covers topics as diverse as adolescence, cognitive development, education, family, gender differences, identity, longitudinal research, personality development, prenatal development, temperament, and more.

The Literature Of Delight

Author : Kimberly Olson Fakih
ISBN : 0835230279
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Humor is one of the best routes to hook youngsters on reading. The Literature of Delight provides unparalleled access to some 800 of the most appealing humor books--fiction and nonfiction. All entries are critically annotated and range from "first" books (board books, picture books) to young adult novels. British, Canadian, Australian, and translated works are included as well. The Literature of Delight is organized by both age/grade levels and categories of humor, such as Folk Tales, Fables, and Tall Tales; Non-Verbal Humor; Physical Humor, Slapstick, Vaudeville, Farce; and Fantasy, among others. Indexes by title, author, subject, and character.

Humor In The Classroom

Author : Deborah J. Hill
ISBN : 039806394X
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Humor For Healing

Author : Linda Clarke Harvey
ISBN : UOM:39015042796808
Genre : Health & Fitness
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In Humor for Healing, author and physical therapist Linda C. Harvey offers health-care professionals a quick, yet thorough, study of humor and its effects on communication, patient therapy, and workplace stress. Ms. Harvey discusses the physiological and psychological effects of stress and of humor for both patient and health-care worker, when it is appropriate to use humor, and techniques for administering humor. This professional resource also includes an anxiety assessment and several humor scales so you can measure your stress level and how you use and define humor, as well as exercises to help you practice changing your behavior.

An Exceptional Children S Guide To Touch

Author : McKinley Hunter Manasco
ISBN : 0857006592
Genre : Psychology
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The rules of physical contact can be tricky to grasp and children with special needs are at a heightened risk of abuse. This friendly picture book explains in simple terms how to tell the difference between acceptable and inappropriate touch, thereby helping the child with special needs stay safe. Each story covers a different type of touch from accidental to friendly to hurtful and will help children understand how boundaries change depending on the context. It explores when and where it is okay to touch other people, when and where other people can touch you, why self touching sometimes needs to be private, and what to do if touch feels inappropriate. This book is an invaluable teaching resource and discussion starter for parents, teachers and carers working with children with special needs.

Counseling As An Art

Author : Samuel T. Gladding
ISBN : UCLA:L0097712277
Genre : Psychology
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Treating Tourette Syndrome And Tic Disorders

Author : Douglas W. Woods
ISBN : 9781593854805
Genre : Psychology
File Size : 44. 40 MB
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Grounded in a comprehensive model of Tourette syndrome (TS) and related disorders, this state-of-the-art volume provides a multidisciplinary framework for assessment and treatment. Leading authorities present the latest knowledge on the neurobehavioral underpinnings of TS, its clinical presentation, and how to distinguish it from frequently encountered co-occurring disorders, such as obsessive-compulsive disorder and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. Strategies for managing symptoms and providing effective support to children and families are thoroughly detailed, with an emphasis on integrating medication and psychosocial therapies. Several chapters also address clinical work with adults with TS. User friendly and practical, the book includes three reproducible assessment tools.

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