In 1973, Elizabeth completed and published her first psychology book for kids: Why We Do What We Do: A Look at Psychology. The text was an introduction to the field of psychology; what it is and how it helps us to understand ourselves and others. Houghton Mifflin Co. Runner-up, American Psychological Foundation Award.
Out of print.
Elizabeth published her next book on psychology for kids in 1975: From Pigeons to People: A Look at Behavior Shaping. The text was an introduction to the field of behavior modification, from the experiments that taught pigeons to guide missiles to its use in curing the bad habits of pets--and of ourselves. Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Co. Runner-up, American Psychological Foundation Award.
Out of Print.
Elizabeth published her third book on psychology for kids in 1977: Possible Impossibilities: A Look at Parapsychology. This text was essentially a tour of the field of paranormal phenomena -- such as ESP, precognition, and psycho kinesis -- that shows what may be real and what is trickery, chance, or honest mistakes. Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Co. ALA Notable Book for Young Adults. Runner-up, American Psychological Foundation Award.
Out of print.
Elizabeth wrote the second edition of Child Psychology Today with Michael E. Lamb and Marion Perlmutter. Published in 1986 by Random House, the text is a research-based introduction to physical, social, and cognitive development during childhood. (1st edition, 1982, with Michael E. Lamb and Marion Perlmutter, Random House.)
In 1987, Elizabeth wrote Principles of Psychology Today with Richard R. Bootzin, Gordon H. Bower, and Robert B. Zajonc. The text was a short introduction to psychology. Publisher: Random House.
In 1991, Elizabeth co-wrote Psychology Today, An Introduction (7th edition) with Richard R. Bootzin, Gordon H. Bower, and Jennifer Crocker. McGraw-Hill. The text is a comprehensive introduction to psychology. 6thedition, 1986, with Richard R. Bootzin, Gordon H. Bower, and Robert B. Zajonc, Random House; 5th edition, with Richard R. Bootzin, Elizabeth F. Loftus, and Robert B. Zajonc, Random House.
In 1992, Adult Development and Aging, 2nd edition, was published. Elizabeth co-wrote this with Marion Perlmutter. The text was about the study of the adult stages of human development. Publisher: John Wiley & Sons. 1st edition, 1985, with Marion Perlmutter. John Wiley & Sons.
In 1994, Developmental Psychology Today, 6th edition, was written with Lois Hoffman and Scott Paris. Published by McGraw-Hill, the text was a research-based introduction to human development from conception to death. 5th edition, 1988, with Lois Hoffman, Scott Paris, and Robert Schell. Random House; 4th edition, 1983, with Robert Schell, Random House; 3rd edition, with Robert Schell, CRM/Random House; 2nd edition with Robert Schell and 14 contributors, 1975 Random House. Spanish edition, Psicologia del Desarrollo Hoy, Vol.1,1995; Vol.2, 1996.
In 1984, Sexuality was written with Raymond Rosen. Published by Random House, the text was a research-based introduction into the practical side of the study of sexuality, exploring sexual identity and behavior from a variety of perspectives.
Published in 1988, Growing and Changing: What the Experts Say was a collection of conversations with experts in the field of human development: Joseph Adelson, Bruno Bettelheim, Jerome Bruner, Erik Erikson, Jerome Kagan, Bernice Neugarten, Jean Piaget, June Reinisch, Judith Rodin, Sandra Scarr, B.F. Skinner, and Robert Zajonc. Publisher: Random House.
Released in 1990, Seasons of Life: Our Dramatic Journey from Birth to Death was written with John Kotre and published by Little, Brown. It was a companion volume to the PBS television series, “Seasons of Life.”