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Birch, Herbert George 1918-1973

Works: 39 works in 189 publications in 8 languages and 4,857 library holdings
Genres: Bibliography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: RJ499, 618.9289
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Most widely held works about Herbert George Birch
Most widely held works by Herbert George Birch
Disadvantaged children; health, nutrition & school failure by Herbert George Birch( Book )

23 editions published between 1970 and 1973 in 3 languages and held by 967 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book examines the relationships between poverty, disadvantage, and educational failure in a way considered to be more comprehensive and complex than is possible when such an examination is based solely on a concept of cultural disadvantage and defective experience. The mortality of infants and their mothers around birth, held to be both the most reliable and the most clearly associated indicator of social condition with risk to children, is explored. Conditions in pregnancy and around birth which appear to be associated with hazard to the child (such as the distribution and consequences of low birth weight) are discussed. Certain variables which mediate between social and economic conditions and the lowered effectiveness of mothers as reproducers are examined. Remainder of the book focuses on hazardous events to which children are exposed during their own production to the character and the effect of the environments in which they must live. Evidence linking nutrition, disease, and mental development are considered. Available data on malnutrition, morbidity, and medical care among children of poor families in this country are examined to gain an insight of the degree to< which the quality of their lives puts these children at risk as learners either by impairing their learning capacity or by interfering with their orderly acquisition of knowledge. (Rj)
Your child is a person; a psychological approach to parenthood without guilt by Stella Chess( Book )

25 editions published between 1965 and 1978 in English and held by 919 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The years from birth through first grade
Temperament and behavior disorders in children by Alexander Thomas( Book )

20 editions published between 1968 and 1969 in English and held by 874 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on the New York Longitudinal Study
Brain damage in children; the biological and social aspects by Herbert George Birch( Book )

11 editions published in 1964 in English and held by 555 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Papers and discussion summaries are presented from a conference on the biological and social problems of childhood brain damage, held at the children's hospital of philadelphia in november 1962. a variety of disciplines is represented, and the following topics are considered--(1) "the problem of 'brain damage' in children" by herbert G. birch, (2) "brain damage as a cause of behavior disturbance in children" by charles kennedy, (3) "psychological evaluation of children with cerebral damage" by leonard diller, (4) "two strategies for studying perception in 'brain-damaged' children" by herbert G. birch, (5) "behavioral manifestations of cerebral damage in childhood" by leon eisenberg, (6) "the effect of a brain-damaged child on the family" by howard R. kelman, (7) "the social environment and individual functioning" by stephen A. richardson, and (8) "some epidemiological aspects of congenital brain damage" by ernest M. gruenberg. The annotated bibliography contains 369 titles in six categories--(1) the entity and its description, (2) clinical and special diagnosis, (3) characteristic mechanisms and natural history, (4) etiology--clinical, experimental, epidemiologic, (5) treatment, education, and management, and (6) reviews, overviews, and theories. This document is available from the williams/wilkins company, baltimore, maryland, for $5.95. (df)
Cognitive growth and development : essays in memory of Herbert G. Birch( Book )

6 editions published between 1978 and 1979 in English and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mental subnormality in the community; a clinical and epidemiologic study by Herbert George Birch( Book )

11 editions published in 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The book reports a clinical and epidemiologic study of the prevalence, distribution, and antecedents of mental subnormality in 8 to 10 year old children living in Aberdeen, Scotland (population 187,000). Utilizing three types of data (differential clinical diagnoses, biological background information, and social characteristics), the study revealed the incidence figure of 104 from the population of 8,274 children in the specified age range (prevalence rate 12.6 per 1,000). Detailed analyses of etiological considerations were conducted in areas of prenatal, birth, and perinatal conditions. Etiologic implications of the social distribution of the subtypes of mental subnormality, characteristics of family considerations in the lower social classes, and an intensive clinical consideration of births resulting in mentally handicapped children were also reported. Appendixes contain data on pupulation characteristics, research methodology, evaluation criteria, and definitions for classification. (Rd)
Visual differentiation, intersensory integration, and voluntary motor control by Herbert George Birch( Book )

5 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Ecology of growth and development in a Mexican preindustrial community( Book )

in English and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Intersensory development in children by Herbert George Birch( Book )

15 editions published between 1963 and 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Malnutrition, learning, and intelligence by Herbert George Birch( Book )

7 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A selective bibliography on brain-damaged children by Herbert George Birch( Book )

5 editions published in 1964 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Outside readings in psychology by Eugene L Hartley( Book )

9 editions published between 1950 and 1955 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Votre enfant est une personne by Stella Chess( Book )

3 editions published in 1977 in French and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ontdek uw kind : psychologische persoonlijkheidsbenadering voor ouders en opvoeders by Stella Chess( Book )

7 editions published between 1966 and 1975 in 4 languages and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Health and education of socially disadvantaged children by Herbert George Birch( Book )

6 editions published between 1967 and 1968 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The poor health of the disadvantaged child is a primary variable in his educational failure. An extensive review of health studies shows that negroes, puerto ricans, and indians suffer from the greatest health problems. The health factors which these studies found to relate specifically to intellectual and educational deficits are prematurity, obstetrical and perinatal complications, birth weight, maternal physical characteristics and nutrition, and prenatal care. They also show that, a systematic relationship exists after birth between a child's nutritional inadequacy and both neurological maturation and learning competency. Although severe malnutrition in the united states is rare, subclinical malnutrition among low-income groups (particularly iron deficiency) may be a factor in their higher childhood morbidity and mortality rates, as well as in the constitutional differences between negroes and whites. Malnutrition and maldevelopment adversely affect the disadvantaged child's nervous system and, therefore, his learning potential. Such impairment is a primary handicap which can be only partly remediated because the effects of a biosocial pathology cause disadvantaged children to suffer from lost learning time, nutritional deficit during critical learning periods, and adverse motivation and personality changes. In intervening to provide the best learning conditions for the disadvantaged child, educators should recognize the importance of the child's health to his learning effectively. (Nh)
The origin of personality by Alexander Thomas( Book )

1 edition published in 1970 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Visual differentiation, intersensory integration, and voluntary motor control by Herbert George Birch( Book )

4 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Behavioral individuality in early childhood by Alexander Thomas( Book )

3 editions published between 1963 and 1964 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The study of which the results reported in the present volume are a part began with a concern over the apparent one-sidedness of the prevalent approach to the development of personality. On clinical grounds it has long been evident that no consistent and direct relation can be found between parental practices and attitudes and other environmental influences and the specific nature of personality organization in a given child. Inevitably such findings raise the question of the contribution of the child's own characteristics of reactivity to the child-environment interaction and suggest that the direction of development might be considerably influenced by the nature of the child as an organism. Despite these considerations, contemporary style, both in theories of child personality and in clinical practice in child psychiatry, has been dominated by an environmentalist view. The problems and behaviors of children have been almost exclusively considered as deriving from patterns of intra- and extrafamilial influence. Little systematic attention has been paid to the child's own contribution to his development. Therefore, in 1952 we began to explore the relation of the child's reaction patterning to his personality development. This exploration developed in 1956 into a systematic longitudinal study which has been in progress since that date"--Preface. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2013 APA, all rights reserved)
Dit barn er en personlighed by Stella Chess( Book )

2 editions published in 1967 in Danish and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Birch, Herbert G. 1918-1973