Handbook of Infant Biopsychosocial Development

Handbook of Infant Biopsychosocial Development

by Susan D. Calkins PhD

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The first two years of life are a period of unparalleled growth and change. Within a state-of-the-art biopsychosocial framework, this innovative volume explores the multiple contexts of infant development--the ways in which genes, neurobiology, behavior, and environment interact and shape each other over time. Methods for disentangling, measuring, and analyzing complex, nonlinear developmental processes are presented. Contributors explore influences on the infant's growth in major domains, including cognitive and socioemotional functioning and mental health. The consequences of family stress, poverty, and other adversities are probed, and promising directions for prevention and intervention identified.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781462522149
Publisher: Guilford Publications, Inc.
Publication date: 08/25/2015
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 480
File size: 2 MB
Age Range: 3 Months to 2 Years

About the Author

Susan D. Calkins, PhD, is the Bank of America Excellence Professor in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies and the Department of Psychology at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, where she directs the Child and Family Research Network. Dr. Calkins conducts longitudinal studies of the biological, psychological, and social processes that influence emotional development from infancy through young adulthood. 

Table of Contents

I. Setting the Stage
1. Introduction to the Volume: Seeing Infant Development through a Biopsychosocial Lens, Susan D. Calkins
2. Gilbert Gottlieb and the Biopsychosocial Perspective on Developmental Issues, Timothy D. Johnston
II. Perceptual and Cognitive Processes
3. Introduction to Part II: Bringing the Field of Infant Cognition and Perception toward a Biopsychosocial Perspective, Martha Ann Bell
4. A Biopsychosocial Perspective on Looking Behavior in Infancy, Lisa M. Oakes
5. Biopsychosocial Perspectives on the Development of Attention in Infancy, John Colombo & Brenda Salley
6. The Development and Brain Mechanisms of Joint Attention, Stefanie Hoehl & Tricia Striano
7. The Development of Declarative Memory in Infancy and Implications for Social Learning, Patricia J. Bauer & Jacqueline S. Leventon
8. Infant Word Learning in Biopsychosocial Perspective, Catherine S. Tamis-LeMonda & Marc H. Bornstein
III. Social and Emotional Processes
9. Introduction to Part III: Reweaving the Strands—Biology, Behavior, Context, Ross A. Thompson
10. A Psychobiological Perspective on Emotional Development within the Family Context, Esther M. Leerkes & Stephanie H. Parade
11. A Biopsychosocial Framework for Infant Temperament and Socioemotional Development, Kristin A. Buss, Santiago Morales, Sunghye Cho, & Lauren Philbrook
12. Genetic Correlates of Early Maternal Caregiving, W. Roger Mills-Koonce, Cathi B. Propper, & Bharathi J. Zvara
13. A Biopsychosocial Perspective on Synchrony and the Development of Human Parental Care, Ilanit Gordon & Ruth Feldman
IV. Adversity and Risk: Implications for Infant Development
14. Introduction to Part IV: Current Directions in the Study of Risk and Adversity in Infancy, Charles H. Zeanah & Kathryn L. Humphreys
15. Adversity in Early Social Relationships, Mary Dozier, Caroline K. P. Roben, & Julie R. Hoye
16. The Social Ecology of Infant Sleep: Structural and Qualitative Features of Bedtime and Nighttime Parenting and Infant Sleep in the First Year, Douglas M. Teti, Lauren Philbrook, Mina Shimizu, Jon Reader, Hye-Young Rhee, Brandon T. McDaniel, Brian Crosby, Bo-Ram Kim, & Ni Jian
17. Infant Vulnerability to Developmental Psychopathology, Sherryl H. Goodman
V. The Future of Infancy Research
18. An Interdisciplinary Biopsychosocial Perspective on Psychological Development, George F. Michel, Emily Marcinowski, Iryna Babik, Julie Campbell, & Eliza Nelson


Researchers in infancy and developmental and child clinical psychology; also of interest to neuroscientists, clinicians, and early educators interested in infant development. May serve as a text in graduate-level courses in infant and child development or as a supplement in courses in cognitive, perceptual, psychosocial, or social development.

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