Introduction to Infant Development / Edition 2

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In Introduction to Infant Development, editors Alan Slater and Michael Lewis bring together work from a group of internationally known and respected authors to provide an exceptionally up-to-date and authoritative introduction to the field. The text has been carefully edited to ensure that all the chapters read well together "as a whole," resulting in a consistent level of treatment perfect for undergraduates. Providing comprehensive coverage of all the core topics in the field, it blends fundamental concepts with the latest groundbreaking research, discussing current theoretical issues in a lively and engaging way. The book is also enhanced by many helpful illustrations.

Introduction to Infant Development features coverage of:

• Prenatal, motor, and sensory development

• Cognitive development

• Social and emotional development

• Face perception

• The role of play

• Language development and learning to communicate

• The role of intervention in infant development

• Social policy implications and practical applications

Offering stimulating insight into a fascinating area of developmental psychology, Introduction to Infant Development is accessible to a wide range of students, including those with little background in psychology. It is an ideal sourcebook for anyone interested in the science of infancy.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780199283057
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 1/12/2007
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 405
  • Product dimensions: 9.70 (w) x 6.70 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

University of Exeter

Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

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Table of Contents

1. A Brief History of Infancy Research, Michael Lewis & Alan Slater
2. Basic Methods in Infant Research, Margaret Bendersky & Margaret W. Sullivan
3. Prenatal Development, Peter G. Hepper
4. Motor Development: How Infants Get Into the Act, Karen Adolph & Amy Joh
5. The Development of the Senses, Alan Slater, Tiffany Field, & Maria Hernandez-Reif
6. The Development of Intelligence in Infancy, Scott P. Johnson & Alan Slater
7. Categorization, Paul C. Quinn
8. Perception and Knowledge of the World, Gavin Bremner
9. Memory Development, Jane S. Herbert & Livier Pascalis
10. Language Development: From Speech Perception to First Words, George J. Hollich & Derek M. Houston
11. How Infants Perceive and Process Faces, Jennifer L. Ramsey-Rennels & Judith H. Langlois
12. Early Emotional Development, Michael Lewis
13. Social Development, Michael Lewis
14. Infants at Play: Development, Functions, and Partners, Marc H. Bornstein & Catherine S. Tamis-LeMonda
15. Learning to Communicate, Viram K. Jaswal & Anne Fernald
16. Early Intervention Research, Services, and Policies, Robin Gaines Lanzi, Craig T. Ramey, & Sharon Landesman Ramey
17. Culture and Infancy, Jayanthi Mistry, Ila Deshmukh & M. Ann Easterbrooks
18. Health, Nutrition, and Atypical Development, John Worobey

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