Infancy Infant, Family, and Society

ISBN-10: 0534367836

ISBN-13: 9780534367831

Edition: 4th 2001 (Revised)

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Description: Drawing heavily on infancy research conducted over the past 25 years, Fogel provides a scientifically based account of infant development. Chronologically organized, the text covers similar topics in each chapter, including motor and physical development, perceptual and cognitive development, and social and language development. Fogel also stresses the practical applications of the theories and research presented through in-text features including Family and Society, Co-regulating with Baby, and Awareness Through Movement?. A new Web icon identifies topics that can be augmented by searching the World Wide Web.

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List price: $120.95
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 12/4/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 544
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.892
Language: English

Alan Fogel is a Professor of Psychology at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. He is the recipient of numerous teaching and research awards, a fellow of the American Psychological Association, and has been a Fulbright fellow. He has been an active contributor to research on social and emotional development for the past 33 years. Read his "Body Sense" blog at Psychology Today.

Preface
Basic Concepts of Infant Behavior and Development
The Importance of Infancy
Parent and Caregiver Education
Infancy Is a Unique Period in the Life Course
The Experience of the Body and Its Movements and Senses
Reexperiencing Infancy Is Healing and Rejuvenating
Improving Health by Early Prevention
Informed Public Policy
Origins of Individual Differences
A Brief History of Babies
Early Civilizations
The Middle Ages and the Renaissance
The Enlightenment
Infants Enter the World of Science
The Scientific Perspective on Infancy
Conceptualizing Infancy
Topics in Infant Development
Stages and Changes in Infant Development
Research Methods in Developmental Science
Experimental Research Methods
Standardized Experimental Procedures for Use with Infants
Physiological Recording
Observational Research Methods
Reducing Bias in Research
Research Ethics and Informed Consent
Methods of Observational Research
Qualitative Research Methods
The Author's View
Applications: Advocacy and Public Policy for Infants and Their Families
Summary
On the Web
Glossary
Theories of Infant Development
Biological Approaches
Behavior Ecology Theory
Behavior Genetic Theory
What Are the Problems with Biological Approaches?
Learning Theories
Classical Conditioning
Operant Conditioning
Social Learning Theory
What Are the Problems with Learning Theory?
Cognitive Theories
Constructivist Theory
What Are the Problems with Piaget's Theory?
Information Processing Theories of Cognitive Development
What Are the Problems with Information Processing Theory?
Systems Theories
Ecological Systems Theory
What Are the Problems with Ecological Systems Theory?
Interactive Systems Theory
What Are the Problems with Interactive Systems Theory?
Dynamic Systems Theory
What Are the Problems with Dynamic Systems Theory?
Clinical Theories
Can Children and Adults Remember Their Infancy Experiences?
Psychotherapeutic Approaches
Somatic Awareness Approaches
What Are the Problems with Clinical Theories?
The Author's View
Summary
On the Web
Glossary
Before Birth: Prenatal Behavior and Development
Conception and Fertility
Conception
Fertility
Infertility
Enhancing Fertility
Controlling Fertility: Contraception
Developmental Processes before Birth
The Period of the Zygote
What Are the Major Phases of Prenatal Development?
The Period of the Embryo
The Period of the Fetus: Seven to Sixteen Weeks
The Period of the Fetus: Seventeen to Twenty-Two Weeks
The Period of the Fetus: Twenty-Three to Thirty-Six Weeks
Individual Differences in Prenatal Development
Genetic and Chromosomal Influences on Development
Genetically Based Disorders
Chromosomal Disorders
Environmental Influence on Prenatal Development
Can Birth Defects Be Prevented?
What Are Some Ethical Issues Raised by Genetic Counseling?
Elective Abortion
Prenatal Mortality
Family and Society
What Are the Physical Changes Associated with Pregnancy?
How Do Mothers Adapt Psychologically to Pregnancy?
What Is the Father's Adaptation to Pregnancy Like?
How Do Siblings Adapt to the Pregnancy?
Teenage Pregnancies: The Problem That Will Not Go Away?
The Author's View
Applications: Family Planning
Awareness through Movement
Summary
On the Web
Glossary
Childbirth and Newborn Health
The Childbirth Experience
Birthrates
The Stages of Labor
Technologies for Labor and Delivery
The Management of Childbirth
The Baby at Birth: Health and Risk
Assessing the Infant's Status at Birth
Birth Complications
What Is Prematurity?
Problems and Prospects for Premature and Low-Birthweight Babies and Their Families
Interventions for Premature Infants
What Can We Learn about Fetal Psychology from Premature Infants?
Perinatal Mortality
How Does the Family Respond to the Death of an Infant?
Family and Society
What Are the Attitudes and Emotions of Women following Childbirth?
What Are Some Cultural Differences in Childbirth and Infant Care Practices?
Newborn Feeding Practices
The Effects of Breast- and Bottle-Feeding on Mother and Infant
The Author's View
Applications: The Case of Baby Doe
Summary
On the Web
Glossary
The First Two Months
Physical and Motor Development
States of Rest and Activity
Sleep States
Waking States
Developmental Change in State Is Related to Brain Development
Crying State
Differences between Infants: Quiet and Colic
The Effects of Crying on Adults
What Are the Best Ways to Soothe a Crying Baby?
Motor Coordinations of the Newborn: Reflexes
Asynchronous Growth
Sucking
Newborn Hand and Arm Movements
Summary of Physical and Motor Development
Perceptual Development
The Visual World of the Newborn
Auditory Perception
Taste, Smell, and Touch
Cognitive Development
Can Newborns Learn?
Can Newborns Habituate?
Can Newborns Imitate?
Do Newborns Have a Sense of Self?
Emotional Development
Family and Society
Early Adult-Infant Interaction: The Beginnings of Emotional Ties
What Is the Father's Role with Newborns?
Do Firstborns Have Different Interactions with Their Mothers than Laterborns?
The Author's View
Applications: Parent-Infant Bonding
Co-Regulating with Baby
Awareness through Movement
Summary
On the Web
Glossary
Two to Five Months
Physical and Motor Development
Physical Development
Motor Development
Perceptual Development
Visual Pattern Perception
Perception of Moving Objects
Auditory Perception
Cross-Modal Perception
Cognitive Development
Habituation
Long-Term Memory
Piagetian Perspectives on Cognitive Development
Emotional Development
Emotional Expression and Experience
Development of Emotion Regulation
Social Development
The Effect of Infants on Adult Behavior
Cultural Differences in Adult Behavior toward Infants
The Effects of Adult Behaviors on Infants
Putting It All Together: The Sense of an Ecological Self
Family and Society
Developmental Tasks of Early Parenthood
Predictors of Success in the Transition to Parenthood
The Author's View
Applications: Unexpected Death in Infancy
Co-Regulating with Baby
Awareness through Movement
Summary
On the Web
Glossary
Six to Nine Months
Physical and Motor Development
Do Infants Have a Preferred Hand?
Effects of Hand Preference on Infant Motor Development
How Motor Skills Develop
Perceptual Development
New Developments in the Recognition of Objects and Depth
Other Perceptual Developments
Cognitive Development
Memory
Increasing Use of Concepts to Organize and Process Information
Piaget's Third Sensorimotor Stage: Secondary Circular Reactions
Out of Sight, Out of Mind?
Emotional Development
The Development of Negative Emotions
The Development of Positive Emotions
Emotion Regulation
Recognition of Emotional Expressions
Infant Temperament
The Measurement of Temperament
Social and Language Development
Social-Object Frames
Babbling: A Prerequisite for Later Vocal Communication
Speech Perception
Parent-Infant Games
Cultural Differences in Parent-Infant Interaction
The Sense of Self
Family and Society
Maternal Employment and Its Effects on Infants
Parental Leave Policies
Age and Sex Differences in Nurturance toward Infants
Preschool Age
Siblings
Later Childhood
Parenthood: Mothers versus Fathers
Grandparents
The Author's View
Applications: Infant Nutrition
Co-Regulating with Baby
Awareness through Movement
Summary
On the Web
Glossary
Ten to Twelve Months
Physical and Motor Development
Perceptual and Cognitive Development
Conceptualizing Relationships between Objects and Events
The Emergence of Intentional Action
Imitation
Individual Differences in Cognition and Attention
Emotional Development
The Development of Anger
The Development of Wariness and Fear
The Development of Sadness
The Development of Enjoyment and Affection
The Development of Mixed Emotions
Individual Differences in Emotion Regulation
Developments in the Infant's Ability to Use Emotional Information Expressed by Other People
Social and Language Development
Developments in Parent-Infant Communication
The Emergence of Intentional Gestures
Speech Production by Infants: First Words
Developments in Infant Perception of Adult Speech
The Development of Attachment
Antecedents of Attachment
Cultural Differences in Attachment
Does Attachment Security in Infancy Predict Later Behavior?
Infant-Peer Relationships
The Sense of a Subjective Self
Family and Society
Are Infants More Attached to Mothers or to Fathers?
Grandparents and Their Infant Grandchildren
Adoptive Parents and Their Infants
The Author's View
Applications: Infant Health and Safety
Co-Regulating with Baby
Awareness through Movement
Summary
On the Web
Glossary
Twelve to Eighteen Months
Physical and Motor Development
Walking over Different Types of Surfaces
Coordinated Actions with the Hands
Cognitive Development
Emotional Development
Positive Emotion
Negative Emotion
Social and Language Development
What Are the Basic Properties of Languages?
What Are the Theories of Language Acquisition?
Coordinated Joint Attention as a Frame for Language Development
The Emergence of Conventional Gestures and Words
Relationship of Production to Comprehension
How Do Infants Communicate with Peers at This Age?
Does the Mother's Presence Affect the Way an Infant Plays with Peers?
What Other Situational Constraints Affect Peer Relationships?
The Sense of an Elaborated Subjective Self
Family and Society
Infants with Special Needs
The Effects of Nonparental Care on Infants and Parents
The Author's View
Applications: Social Policy and Day Care
Co-Regulating with Baby
Awareness through Movement
Summary
On the Web
Glossary
Eighteen to Twenty-Four Months
Motor and Cognitive Development
Motor Advances
Cognitive Development: Symbolic Play
Is It Appropriate for Infants to Watch Television?
Development of the Ability to Categorize Objects
The Sense of an Existential Self
Infantile Autism: A Disturbance of Self and Relationships
Infant Mental Health
Emotional Development
How Does Symbolic Thought Affect the Child's Emotional Experiences?
How Does the Concept of the Self Affect Emotional Experience?
How Do Infants of This Age Cope with Stress?
What Happens to Children during Separations from Their Primary Caregivers?
Social and Language Development
The Vocabulary Spurt
Multiword Speech
Individual Differences: Two Types of Speech Style
Relationship between Language Development and the Social Environment
Guided Participation between Infants and Adults
The Development of Discipline and Compliance
Peer Interactions
Family and Society
Informal Support Systems
Factors Mediating the Impact of Informal Support Systems
The Author's View
Applications: Poverty and Risk
Co-Regulating with Baby
Awareness through Movement
Summary
On the Web
Glossary
Twenty-Four to Thirty-Six Months
Motor and Cognitive Development
Motor Development
Can Two-Year-Olds Remember Their Own Infancy?
What Is the Relationship between Action and Thought?
What Is the Relationship between Action and Language?
The World of Make-Believe
Are There Individual Differences in Children's Styles of Pretend Play?
Emotional Development
Changes in Emotional Communication: Laughter
What Is the Relationship between Emotion and Self-Understanding?
Social and Language Development
Adding the Proper Endings
When Do Children Begin to Ask Questions?
In What Ways Is the Two-Year-Old's Language Limited?
How Well Can a Two-Year-Old Carry On a Conversation?
Discipline and Compliance in Parent-Child Relationships
Peer Interactions
Do Two-Year-Olds Behave the Same No Matter Whom They Are With?
Do Family Factors Affect Peer Relationships?
Do Sociocultural Factors Affect Peer Relationships?
Family and Society
Types of Sibling Interactions
Interfamily Differences in the Types of Sibling Interactions
The Author's View
Applications: Infant and Child Maltreatment
Co-Regulating with Baby
Awareness through Movement
Summary
On the Web
Glossary
The Effects of the Infancy Period on the Formation of Individual Differences
Development as a Complex Dynamic Process
Development Is a Complex Process Involving Many Factors
No Two Individuals Respond in the Same Way to the Same Situation
Research on Continuity between Early and Later Development
Perinatal Factors
Motor Development
Parental Contributions
Maternal Employment and Child Care
Attachment
Caregiving and Disciplinary Styles
Risk and Disadvantage
Culture
Gender
Intellectual Development
Temperament
Developmental Systems of Multiple Interacting Factors
The Author's View
Summary
On the Web
Glossary
Appendices
References
Name Index
Subject Index
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