Infant Development: Ecological Perspectives

Infant Development: Ecological Perspectives


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This collection of essays by leading scholars in the field of childhood development focus on the critical issues and questions that need to be addressed at the beginning of the twenty-first century. Topics covered include the ecology of fetal development, birth and the newborn period, family ecology and infant development, infant care settings, gender influences on caregiving, culture, violence, poverty, substance abuse, social support, maternal age, risk and protective factors, the impact of legal and public policy, and historical, and future ecologies of infant development

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781138972704
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 07/21/2016
Series: MSU Series on Children, Youth and Families Series , #10
Pages: 340
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Overview Editors

Chapter 2: Ecological perspectives on risk and protective factors in infancy Catherine Tamis-LaMonda, Ph.D., New York University

Chapter 3: Ecological Context of Perception and Cognition John Colombo, Ph.D.

Chapter 4: Ecological perspectives on mother-infant relationships Martha F. Erikson, Ph.D., University of Minnesota

Chapter 5: Maternal Employment and Infant Development Jacqueline Lerner, Ph.D., Boston College

Chapter 6: Maternal age as a context for infant development Tom Luster, Ph.D., Michigan State University

Chapter 7: Gender influences on the caregiving context Katherine Karraker, Ph.D., West Virgina University

Chapter 8: Fathers and Infant Development Lori A. Roggman, Ph.D., University of Utah

Chapter 9: Family Alcoholism as a Context for Infant Development Hiram E. Fitzgerald, Ph.D., Michigan State University and Robert A. Zucker, University of Michigan

Chapter 10: Violence as a context for infant development Joy D. Osofsky, Ph.D., LSU School of Medicine

Chapter 11: Urban poverty, undernutrition and cross-cultural contexts Mart Valenzuela, Ph.D., Universite de Quebec a Montreal

Chapter 12: The impact of Policy on Contextual Issues in Infant Development Emily Fenichel, MSW

Chapter 13: Summary and Perspectives Editors

Subject Index

Authors Index

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