- Adult and Gerontology
- Developmental Disorders
- Theories of Development
- Canada's Drug Strategy
- Site provides information about injection drugs; marijuana; and the relation between drugs and youth, seniors, Aboriginal people, and fetal alcohol syndrome.
- Canadian Council on Social Development
- Site provides statistics, reports, and reviews of issues concerning issues social development relevant to Canadians. There is an entire section devoted to the meaning of cultural diversity in Canada.
- Child Development
- Site provides links to articles concerning the development of infants to school-age children, language and communication development, intelligence development, emotional and social development, and brain development.
- Child Development Resources
- Includes a review of classic theories of child development (listed separately below), a bulletin board, and a set of links to other resources.
- Dr. William Pollack
- This site is supplementary to Dr. William Pollack's book, "Real Boys: Rescuing Our Sons From the Myths of Boyhood". There are links to a great page called "Advice From Real Boys' Voices" which includes advice on topics such as depression and bullying.
- EServer.org: Accessible Online Publishing
- Site lists electronic papers and texts that discuss and address gender studies and related issues. Topics include sex, gender, sexual identity and sexuality, and cultural practices. This is a great place to begin research for a term paper or project.
- Emotional Intelligence Site
- "The information on this independent site covers everything from the academic and corporate definitions of emotional intelligence to articles on parenting, relationships and emotional and sexual abuse."
- Gender Gallery
- Site highlights popular media related to issues of gender and sexual orientation. It also provides links to online discussions, organizations, and resources.
- Guide to the Internet for professionals in child mental health
- "This paper offers an overall guide to the Internet and more specifically describes what is available to psychologists, psychiatrists and other professionals in child mental health. Ways in which the Internet can be accessed are outlined and comment is made on the place of the Internet in the future of child psychiatry and psychology. A glossary of terms used in this article is provided.".
- Health Canada
- Site provides a Canadian perspective on health issues.
- Human Relations Publications
- University of Missouri has written a number of web pages dedicated to topics in human relations. The ones on child development (e.g., Baby Basics: Social and Physical Development and How Preschoolers Develop: Body, Mind and Personality) are aimed at parents, but have some useful information for students.
- International Society for Self and Identity
- This is a website of an interdisciplinary association of social and behavioural scientists dedicated to the study of the human self. There are links to conferences, scholarly literature books, and online resources.
- Jean Piaget
- This article provides a brief summary of Piaget, the creator of an influential developmental theory.
- Journal of Moral Education
- This is a site that connects to the table of contents of the latest volumes of the Journal of Moral Education. Issues published relate to an interdisciplinary approach to moral education and development across the lifespan.
- National Association for Self-Esteem
- This is the web page for the National Association for Self-Esteem (NASE). It provides links to the Self-Esteem Today magazine and also outlines NASE's mission statement.
- Peer Resources
- Site allows you to learn about new developments in the peer support area, links to workshops, conferences, and literature.
- Personal Construct Psychology
- Site provides links to articles concerning George Kelly's personal construct theory.
- Queendom: Experts in Personality and Intelligence Testing
- Site provides a wide variety of online, interactive tests of personality, intelligence, and health-related dimensions. Apart from the many self-tests and quizzes (that are scored for you online) there are links to articles, resources, discussion boards, etc.
- Sexual and Reproductive Health
- This Canadian site deals with sexual and reproductive health. Although this site is intended for all ages, it offers selected links that may focus your area of interest. It is also linked to other sexual and reproductive health organizations, activities, programs, and services nationally.
- Sibling Rivalry
- "This short essay discusses the causes, consequences, and solutions to the many social, psychological, and family problems brought about by
- "This Page is about behavioral individuality in infants, children and adults. It is intended as a clearinghouse for research and practical information about temperamental characteristics to be used by parents, students, professionals and others who have an interest in temperament".
- The Jean Piaget Society
- Interdisciplinary group dedicated to exploring the developmental construction of human knowledge.
- The Maslow Nidus
- This site provides links to articles written by Maslow.
- The Methods of Developmental Psychology
- Briefly discusses observational, experimental, cross-sectional & longitudinal designs.
- Attachment Research Center
- This site provides information about Bowlby's theory of attachment, the controversies associated with his theory, preverbal communication, attachment, aggression, and psychotherapy.
- Attachment Theory and Research at Stony Brook
- This is a University of Stony Brook site and it reviews the Bowlby-Ainsworth studies on attachment theory. It also provides links to attachment research, literature, and resources.
- Child Labour
- This site is sponsored by the International Labour Organization and is concerned with the issues of child labour. Site may help orient someone trying to understand the possible problems associated with child labour.
- Child Trauma Academy
- Site provides a number of articles concerning many issues related to child abuse.
- Child-Neuro Home Page
- The main purpose of this site is to coordinate the available Internet resources concerning issues in child neurology, both for professionals and patients.
- Children Without Friends
- Article discusses the problems that children without friends experience, the causes of peer rejection, and ways to improve social skills.
- Children, Youth and Family Consortium Research Links
- A list of research on children and adolescents compiled from a variety of sources put together by the University of Minnesota's Children, Youth, and Family Consortium. This includes reports on prevention, youth in single-parent families, resiliency and risk, adolescent nonmarital childbearing and welfare, child nutrition, and other topics.
- Classic Theories of Child Development
- Site provides tutorials about Freud's, Mahler's, and Erikson's theories of development. It also provides descriptions of the different stages of infant development.
- Early Brain Development
- Article discusses brain development in infants and how it is influenced by interaction, touch, stable relationships, safe environments, self esteem, quality care, communication, play, music, and reading.
- Site describes the development of an embryo from fertilization to birth.
- Emerging Morality: How Children Think About Right and Wrong
- Article discusses how a child's sense of morality may first be demonstrated. Piaget's and Kohlberg's theories of moral development are also mentioned.
- Emotional Learning in Infants: A Cross-Cultural Examination
- Article describes how American parents and Kenyan Gusii parents treat their children differently and how the development of their children is affected by the two different styles.
- Fetal Development Overview
- Site provides an outline of the events that occur in fetal development. It includes images and an animation of a developing fetus.
- Fetal Psychology
- This article discusses the development of a fetus' ability to move, taste, hear, see, learn, and be alert.
- Fostering Goodness: Teaching Parents to Facilitate Children's Moral Development
- Article discusses the components of moral development and functioning children and how they can be influenced by various characteristics of parents.
- How Early Experiences Affect Brain Development
- Article discusses brain development in infants including the subtopics of emotional development, the effects of trauma and chronic stress, and how to encourage families to be supportive of their infant's brain development.
- Jean Piaget
- Article provides a brief biography of Jean Piaget and a summary of the four stages of his developmental theory.
- Kids Health
- Site provides information about the development of children and adolescents. It also provides information about the health issues they may face.
- Persistent Infant Crying and its Outcomes
- A description of a research project on infant crying conducted by the Thomas Coram Research Unit of the Institute of Education in London, England.
- Principles of Heredity
- A brief explanation of genetics and heredity. Includes self-tests to determine amount of material recalled.
- Social and Emotional Development Milestones
- Site provides a summary of children's self awareness and of their ability to interact with others at various ages.
- Society for Research in Adult Development
- "The international membership of the Society for Research in Adult Development includes people from all disciplines who are interested in positive adult development. Positive adult development refers to development starting in late adolescence and continuing through life. The focus is on expanded capabilities and changes that improve the quality of life.".
- Society for Research in Child Development
- Members of this society endeavour to establish and maintain ethical standards for research with children and try to use the results of their research to influence policies made affecting children and their families.
- The Beginnings of Behavior
- A description of prenatal development (including a figure depicting prenatal development) and early reflexes. Includes self-tests to determine amount of material recalled.
- The Child Psychologist
- Site provides information about various developmental and learning disorders.
- The Future of Children
- Site provides links to journal articles concerning issues relevant to children.
- The Visible Embryo
- This site offers a visual and written description of abnormal and normal development of a human embryo from conception to birth.
- Adolescence Directory On-Line
- ADOL: Adolescence Directory On-Line. Offers a number of links to sites related to adolescence. The Mental Health Issues link offers 18 topics including suicide, sexual abuse, adolescent development, eating disorders, grieving, and many others. When selected, each of the above topics provides links to several other web sites.(E.g., clicking on "adolescent development" resulted in 5 further links. Clicking on "normal adolescent development" resulted in a web page written by the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychology which described issues and characteristics of early, middle, and late adolescence.).
- Adolescence: Change & Continuity
- Students at Pennsylvania University created this extremely thorough website with dozens of links and references for information on adolescent development ranging from biological to social to family and peer influences.
- Adolescent Lovers Studied
- Article discusses how "falling in love makes adolescents more depressed, and more prone to delinquency and alcohol abuse than they would have been if they'd avoided romance.".
- Girls and Puberty: The Crisis Years
- Article discusses some of the issues that girls are faced with during puberty such as self-esteem, health, and weight issues.
- Normal Adolescent Development
- Site discusses the typical thoughts and behaviors of adolescents as they develop.
Adult and Gerontology
- APA Division 20
- Site of APA's Division for Adult Development and Aging contains many resources.
- Aging and Death in Folklore
- Site lists some common myths about aging and death.
- Arthritis Canada
- Site provides a link to the Arthritis Society which contains information about the disease that commonly plagues seniors.
- Clinical Geriatrics: Anxiety Disorders
- Article provides a discussion of some common anxiety disorders in the context of how they affect the elderly. Comorbidity and management techniques are presented as well.
- This site provides a summary of many of the issues that concern people with Dementia and Alzheimer's disease. Some of the topics covered in this website are diagnosis, treatment, caregiver's needs, and latest discoveries in the field.
- Fighting Age-related Memory Decline
- Article discusses how various types of food may help to help to slow memory or cognitive losses that occur when people age.
- Geropsychology Central
- This site provides links to resources concerning gerontology, dementia, Parkinson's disease, strokes, and assessments.
- Hospice Net
- Site provides information about hospices. Some of the articles contained within this site concern FAQs about hospices, dealing with dying, pain control, information for caregivers and information about bereavement.
- Lighting Design for Aging Eyes
- Article discusses how the homes of older people should be lit.
- Sex and the Elderly
- Contrary to common myths, the elderly are capable of having sexual lives. This article discusses some of the physical changes that occur in males and females as they age, the effects of various drugs they may be taking, the psychological and social factors they may have to face, and how some suggestions regarding how to adapt to the changes they are faced with.
- The Caregiver's Handbook
- This handbook discusses caring for elders, provides ideas that caregivers can use to look after themselves, and discusses the emotional and intellectual well-being of the elderly.
- The Effects of the Mother's Employment on the Family and the Child
- Since the majority of mothers are now employed, this article takes a look at some the effects this has had on the children being raised, the father's role, the mother's sense of well being, child rearing patterns, and the effects of non-maternal care. A discussion of changing employment patterns is also provided.
- The Health of Aboriginal Women
- This article provides some astonishing facts about the health of aboriginal women compared to non-aboriginal women.
- The Mysteries of Aging: Is Diet a Contributing Factor?
- Article discusses how diet restriction may serve to slow down the aging process.
- Treatment of Major Depression in the Elderly
- This article discusses the prevalence, characteristics, and psychosocial context of depression as well as some pharmacological treatments.
- ADD Resources
- ADD Resources is a rapidly growing national non-profit organization whose mission is to help people with ADD/ADHD achieve their full potential through support and education. Their website offers 100 free and carefully chosen articles helpful to adults with ADD/ADHD and to parents of children with ADD/ADHD, a free monthly eNews, 100 links to other ADHD-related websites, the National ADHD Directory, and more.
- Asperger Syndrome
- Site provides information, papers, articles, and links to other web sites concerning Asperger Syndrome. Asperger Syndrome is characterizes people who "[have] normal intelligence and
language development, but who also [exhibit] autistic-like behaviors and marked deficiencies in social and communication skills."
- Autism Society of America
- Offers support and information packages.
- Autism Today
- This online magazine devoted to autism contains scientific articles, personal stories, and news about recent discoveries concerning autism.
- Childhood Neurodevelopmental Dysfunction and Learning Disorders
- Article touches on the problems children have with attention, memory, language, organizational skills, neuromotor functioning, and social cognition.
- Disorders of Childhood
- A description of childhood disorders including attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder, conduct disorder, depression, and anxiety. Also provides 13 links to similar sites.
- Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
- Site provides information and links to a vast number of resources about fetal alcohol syndrome.
- Helping Young Children Deal With Anger
- Article discusses how children experience anger. There are three components to anger: the emotional experience, the expression of anger, and the understanding of anger.
- LD Online
- An interactive guide to learning disabilities for parents, teachers and children.
- Nonverbal Learning Disorders
- Article discusses different types of nonverbal learning disabilities including motoric, visual-spatial-organizational, and social disorders. It also provides some strategies that can be used to cope with the disorders.
- Nonverbal Learning Disorders on the Web
- Site provides information and resources about nonverbal learning disorders.
- The Other Side of Attention Deficit Disorder
- Site provides information about the positive and alternative views of ADD.
Theories of Development
- Gilligan's In a Different Voice
- A detailed but clear description of Gilligan's theory of moral development, based on her book "In a Different Voice".
- Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs
- Article discusses the different components of Maslow's hierarchy of needs.
- The Child & Family WebGuide
- The WebGuide is an online rating and review guide that contains six categories of information: Family, Education, Health, Typical Development, Childcare, and Activities. This site is intended for parents and students studying child development at the high school, undergraduate and graduate level.
- Verbal and Intellectual Development
- A brief overview of language and cognition (including Piaget's theory). Self-tests are also provided.
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