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Human Development and Family Science: Getting Started

Background Information

Try searching these materials for definitions, facts, and background information.

Handbooks & Guides

These books can be found in Joyner Library's Reference Department. 

Handbook of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Ref RJ 499.3 H356 1997

Handbook of Child Psychology
Ref BF 721 H242 1998

Dictionaries

These dictionaries relate specifically to child development and family relations. 

The Dictionary of Family Psychology and Family Therapy
RC 488.5 D525 1993

A Dictionary of Family Therapy
RC 488.5 M5313 1995

Encyclopedias

These encyclopedias relate specifically to child development and family relations.  The REF books can be found in the Joyner Library Reference Department.

Encyclopedia of Marriage and the Family
HQ 9 E52 1995

Adolescence in America: an Encyclopedia
Ref HQ 796 A33247 2001

Boyhood in America
Ref HQ 775 B635 2001

Encyclopedia of Adolescence
HQ 796 E58 1991

Encyclopedia of Aging: a Comprehensive Resource in Gerontology and Geriatrics
Ref HQ 1061 E53 1995

Encyclopedia of Children and Childhood in History and Society
Ref HQ 767.84 E53 2004

Encyclopedia of Clinical Child and Pediatric Psychology
Ref RJ 503.3 E53 2003

Encyclopedia of Family Life
Ref HQ 534 E53 1999

Gale Encyclopedia of Childhood and Adolescence
Ref HQ 772 G27 1998

Girlhood in America: an Encyclopedia
Ref HQ 777 G5745 2001

Infancy in America: an Encyclopedia
Ref HQ 774 I528 2001