Book Promotion on Psychological Development of Children and Youth written by Assoc. Prof. Dr. Senija Tahirović

A Book promotion on psychological development of children and youth, written by Assoc. Prof. Dr. Senija Tahirović, was held on Thursday, June 6th, 2013, in the large amphitheater room of the International University of Sarajevo (IUS).

The promoters of the book were Assist. Prof. Dr. Amir Pušina, a professor at the Faculty of Philosophy in Sarajevo and Prof. Dr. Jasna Bajraktarević, a professor at the Pedagogical Academy in Sarajevo as well.

The book on psychological development of children and young people deals with issues of physical, cognitive, emotional and social development of children from the moment of conception and through adolescence. The book presents a very interesting and important primary literature for studying psychology of the children, but also a broader literature in the study of social and psychological aspects of social changes, and the ways in which social conditions affect the psychological development of children. The textbook provides a broad platform for recognizing professional, and scientific aspects of psychology and it is adapted to the needs of different groups of students.

Dr. Bajraktarević said in her presentation : "This university book can serve as an example of a well-structured and content valuable book where children's development is viewed through an historical and economic specific context, like in Bosnia".

The book, which was built on the results of theoretical and empirical research, and through years of experience and work of Dr. Senija Tahirović, with children of various ages, and it primarily aimed at students of psychology, psychologists and experts engaged in the development of young people and parents who want to better understand the development of their children and to improve their upbringing styles.

Dr. Amir Pušina said in his speech that: "The special value of this textbook is that it contributes to a better understanding of children's development, and that it can be also be used for understanding the developmental problems in children, as well as for children who have experienced a particular trauma, such as the loss of a parent".