Infancy Development from Birth to Age 3

ISBN-10: 0205417981
ISBN-13: 9780205417988
Edition: 2008
Authors: Dana Gross
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List price: $123.80
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Incorporated
Publication date: 3/26/2007
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 512
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.936
Language: English

"Infancy" provides students with enough detail, without overwhelming them, in order to understand methodological issues, explore both practically and theoretically important topics, and engage students in thinking critically about development from birth to age 3.. Students understand the role of infant development research and how they may apply it to their own lives as well as the broader implications upon public policies. Students also understand the relevant historical information in many of the chapters to provide a broader perspective and highlight how far we've come in our understanding of the first 3 years of life. Issues of diversity and multicultural experience are also incorporated into virtually every chapter, illustrating how nature and nurture work together. Conception and Birth, Infant Development, Infant Cognition, Physical Development, Socio-emotional Development, Child Care and Intervention" " Infant Development, Theories of Development, and Early Childhood Development

Preface
Beliefs About Babies: Historical Perspectives on Children and Childhood
Why Do We Study Infants?
Development as Transformation
Impact of Early Experience
Research Methods and Tools
Interdisciplinary Collaboration
Recurring Themes in the Study of Child Development
The Path of Development: Stages versus Continuous Change
Heredity and the Environment
Active or Passive Development?
Normal and Atypical Development
Culture and Context
Historical Perspectives on Infancy and Early Childhood
Historical Studies of Children and Childhood
Views of Children
Family Life
Education
The Development of Child Development
G. Stanley Hall
James Mark Baldwin
John B. Watson
Arnold Gesell
Child Research Institutes: Investigation and Dissemination
Child Development after World War II
Wrapping It Up: Summary and Conclusion
Think About It: Questions for Reading and Discussion
Key Words
Research Methods
Research Settings
Naturalistic Studies
Laboratory Studies
Research Designs
Case Studies and Single-Subject Research
Quasi-Experimental Studies
Experimental Studies
Research Designs for Studying Development
Longitudinal Research
Cross-Sectional Research
Microgenetic Research
Research Measures
Behavioral Responses
Parental Reports
Archival Research
Issues in Research with Infants
Behavioral State
Inference and Interpretation
Ethical Concerns
Where Do Babies Come From?
Wrapping It Up: Summary and Conclusion
Think About It: Questions for Reading and Discussion
Key Words
Genetics, Conception, and Prenatal Development
Genetics and the Human Genome
Genetics and Disease
Genetics and Prenatal Development
Conception
Twins and Other Multiples
Sex Chromosome Abnormalities
Infertility and Assisted Reproduction
Prenatal Development
The Germinal Stage, Fertilization to 2 Weeks
The Embryonic Stage, 2 to 8 Weeks
The Fetal Stage, 8 Weeks to Birth (38 Weeks)
Birth Defects
Neural Tube Defects
Congenital Heart Defects
Prenatal Diagnosis and Treatment
Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD)
Ultrasound
Maternal Blood Screening
Chorionic Villus Sampling (CVS)
Amniocentesis
Fetal Echocardiography
Fetal Therapy
Prenatal Influences
Nutrition
Alcohol and Drugs
Disease
Stress
Environmental Hazards
Paternal Influences
Wrapping It Up: Summary and Conclusion
Think About It: Questions for Reading and Discussion
Key Words
Birth and the Newborn
The Birth Process: Stages of Childbirth
The First Stage: Contractions, Dilatation, and Effacement
The Second Stage: Delivery of the Infant
The Third Stage: Placental Expulsion
Complications of Childbirth
Failure to Progress
Breech Presentation
Preterm Birth
Low Birthweight
Postdate Birth
Twins and Other Multiple Births
Childbirth Options
Medical Interventions
Hospital, Home, or Birth Center?
Neonatal Assessment
Assessment at Birth
Reflexes
Sensory Abilities
Adaptations during the Neonatal Period
Wrapping It Up: Summary and Conclusion
Think About It: Questions for Reading and Discussion
Key Words
Physical Growth, Health, and Nutrition
Physical Growth
Measuring and Predicting Growth
Failure to Thrive
Tooth Development
Brain Development
Maltreatment and the Brain
Shaken Baby Syndrome
Health and Safety
Newborn Screening
Screening for Lead Poisoning
Infant Mortality
Common Illnesses
Accidental Injuries
Sudden Infant Death Syndrome
Nutrition and Feeding
Nutritional Requirements in Infancy
Nutritional Requirements in Toddlerhood and Early Childhood
The Problem of Malnutrition
Wrapping It Up: Summary and Conclusion
Think About It: Questions for Reading and Discussion
Key Words
Sensation, Perception, and Motor Development
Sensory Abilities and Perceptual Development
Theories of Infant Perception
Vision
Hearing
Touch
Taste
Smell
Intermodal and Cross-Modal Perception
Other Senses
Motor Development
Reaching, Grasping, and Manipulating Objects
Crawling and Walking
The Role of Experience: Implications for Parents and Caregivers
Wrapping It Up: Summary and Conclusion
Think About It: Questions for Reading and Discussion
Key Words
Cognition, Learning, and Intelligence
The Development of Play
Play with Objects
Social Play
Pretend/Symbolic Play
Piaget's Theory of Cognitive Development
Sensorimotor Intelligence: Constructing Knowledge through Action
Six Stages of Sensorimotor Development
Evaluating Piaget's Theory of Sensorimotor Intelligence
Vygotsky's Sociocultural Theory
The Zone of Proximal Development
Guided Participation: Learning as a Social Activity
Evaluating Vygotsky's Sociocultural Theory
Cognitive Science Perspectives on Early Learning and Memory
The Development of Attention
The Development of Memory
Categorization
Defining and Testing Intelligence in Infancy
Traditional Tests of Infant Intelligence
Information Processing Assessments of Infant Intelligence
Wrapping Things Up: Summary and Conclusion
Think About It: Questions for Reading and Discussion
Key Words
Language and Communication
Why Language Matters
Studying Language Development
Prelinguistic Communication
Receptivity to Language
Speech Perception
Early Production: Babbling
Gestural Communication
Semantic Development
Milestones in the Acquisition of Meaning
One-Word Utterances
Individual Differences: The Role of Language Experience
Cultural and Linguistic Influences
Explaining Early Word Learning
The Acquisition of Grammar
Multiword Utterances
Grammatical Morphemes
Overregularization
Individual Differences in Early Grammar
Cross-Linguistic Studies of the Acquisition of Grammar
Atypical Language Development
Measuring Language Development
Early Language Delay
Language and Communication in Children with Autism
Wrapping It Up: Summary and Conclusion
Think About It: Questions for Reading and Discussion
Key Words
Relationships and Social Development
Infant-Caregiver Relationships
Patterns of Care and Interaction: Beliefs about Infants
Cross-cultural Differences in Mothers' Involvement
Father-Infant Caregiving and Interaction
Cross-cultural Differences in Fathers' Involvement
Disturbances in Infant-Caregiver Relationships
Maternal Depression
Maltreatment: Abuse and Neglect
Early Institutionalization and Social Deprivation
Developing Trust, Becoming Attached
Bowlby's Theory of Infant-Caregiver Attachment
Assessing Attachment Relationships
Attachment and Subsequent Development
Sibling Relationships
Becoming a Sibling
How Siblings Contribute to Development
Peer Relationships and Friendship
Peer Interactions
Friendship
Wrapping It Up: Summary and Conclusion
Think About It: Questions for Reading and Discussion
Key Words
Temperament, Emotions, and the Self
Temperament
Defining and Measuring Temperament
Temperament and Neurophysiological Responses
Temperament and Attachment
Temperament and Personality
Emotions
Expressing Emotions
Perceiving Emotions
Communicating with Emotions
Regulating Emotions
Developing and Using Social Emotions
The Self
Recognizing the Self
Evaluating the Self
Wrapping It Up: Summary and Conclusion
Think About It: Questions for Reading and Discussion
Key Words
Building Better Babies: Child Care and Early Intervention
Child Care
Parental Leave Policies
Maternal Employment
Child Care Arrangements
Effects of Child Care on Infants and Toddlers
Including Children with Disabilities in Child Care
Early Intervention
Early Intervention through Child Care and Preschool
Early Head Start
Poverty as a Risk Factor: Implications for Prevention and Intervention
Measuring the Impact of Early Childhood Intervention
Wrapping It Up: Summary and Conclusion
Think About It: Questions for Reading and Discussion
Key Words
Babies of Today and Tomorrow: Music, Media, and Computers
Music
Listening to Music
Making Music
The Mozart Effect
Media
Television for Infants and Toddlers
Barney & Friends
Computers
Computers in the Home
Computers in Early Childhood Classrooms
Interactive Books and Toys
Wrapping It Up: Summary and Conclusion
Think About It: Questions for Reading and Discussion
Key Words
Glossary
References
Index
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