Cook, G., & Cook, J. L. (2010). The world of children. (2nd ed.). Boston, MA: Pearson Education Inc.
This is the textbook assigned to this class. This source presents information in relation to the development of children in chronological order. It has terminology, and the most studied and accepted theories in the field of psychology. Author Greg Cook has a Ph. D in psychology and is a professor at the University of Wisconsin - Whitewater. For more than two decades, he has taught courses in Child Development, Research Methods, and others. Co-author Jean L. Cook has a Ph. D in Psychology and Human Development. She is currently a Professor of psychology and chairperson of the Psychology Department at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. I will use this book as my primary source of information in regards the theories of Jean Piaget, Albert Bandura, and John Bowlby (theorists that I have selected for the moment), as well for concepts related to child development.
Cordón, L. A. (2005). Popular Psychology, (pp22-25). Westport, CT: Greenwood Press.
This reference book is an encyclopedia; it attempts to cover a vast number of common topics related to the field of psychology. The main motive of the author is to bring clear and concise information to its readers. This source of information is used by students from high school to college. Dr. Luis Cordón completed his masters and doctoral studies in psychology, at the Notre Dame University. He is an Associate Professor and Psychology Department Chairman at Eastern State Connecticut University. I will use this source to expand the concept of attachment of children to their parents, its different classifications, and possible emotional implications.
Davis, S. F., & Palladino, J. J. (2003). ...
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...ACT: Early Childhood Australia Inc. Retrieved February 11, 2014 from http://www.earlychildhoodaustralia.org.au/pdf/everyday_learning/EDL1301_SampleChapter.pdf
In this source, Dr. Luke Touhill discusses the "what", "why" and "how" we can have meaningful conversations with children. It is written as a support resource for parents, family members, and educators who are in charge of young children. He also emphasizes that during conversation, reciprocity or exchange of ideas with others, including our children is central to genuine conversations. Currently, Dr. Touhill conducts research investigating the design service environments for children in Australia; this makes the source reliable. This information provides me guidelines to establish a quality conversation with the child to be interviewed, understand him better, and study the parent-child communication patterns.