'Wonderful value...Rosenblith has overviewed the world of infancy research in exquisite detail...she has scoured the journals, organised the findings, interpreted the conclusions, weighed the balance of the evidence and presented a compendium which is invaluable. It is hard to imagine anyone concerned with the development of infants who would not benefit by having access to its nearly 600, A4-sized pages, whether general practitioners, parents, social workers or psychiatrists. It is superbly edited and published' - British Journal of Psychiatry Popular for its presentation of current data and its focus on methods for studying infants, this best-selling text is now available in a thorough revision - and in paper. New to this edition are a number of topics: alternative birthing techniques and their effects; neuropsychological tests for premature infants; the effects of cocaine and other ingested substances on foetal development and the infant.
Foreword - David A Hamburg Historical and Methodological Introduction PART ONE: CONCEPTION THROUGH BIRTH Development from Conception to Birth Genetic Abnormalities Influence of Prenatal Environment on Constitution Perinatal Events That Affect Consititution or Mother-Infant Interaction PART TWO: EARLY CHARACTERISTICS AND DEVELOPMENT The Development of Basic Characteristics of Infants Sensory and Perceptual Abilities Developmental Milestones The Basic Mechanisms PART THREE: THE FUNDAMENTAL PROCESSES Cognitive Development - Judith E Sims-Knight Early Communicative and Language Behavior - Paula N Menyuk Social Development of the Infant PART FOUR: THE SOCIAL CONTEXT Influence of Environment Deprivation and Enrichment Reasons for Studying Infants - * Chapter One: Historical and Methodological Introduction The Beginnings of Behavioral Study of Infants Modern Research Techniques Research Issues Summary Overview of Prenatal Development - * Chapter Two: Development from Conception to Birth Development of Organ Systems of Special Interest Variants of Prenatal Development Summary Embryology Sources Heredity, Environment, and Constitution - * Chapter Three: Genetic Abnormalities Specific Disorders Genetic Diagnosis Genetic Counseling Summary Maternal Diseases - * Chapter Four: Influence of Prenatal Environment on Constitution Chronic Conditions of the Mother Other Possible Factors Effects of Nonpsychotropic Drugs The Problems of Psychotropic Drugs and Their Study Legal Psychotropic Drugs Illegal Psychotropic Drugs Direct Effects of External Environment Prenatal Stress Issues in Teratology Summary Complications of Delivery - * Chapter Five: Perinatal Events That Affect Constitution or Mother-Infant Interaction Ways to Avoid or Counteract Complications Drugs Used during Delivery Effects of Drugs Childbirth Practices Mother-Infant Bonding Summary How Babies Spend Their Time - * Chapter Six: The Development of Basic Characteristics of Infants Rhythmic Activities Affective Behaviors Traits or Temperament Summary Importance of Studying Sensory and Perceptual Development - * Chapter Seven: Sensory and Perceptual Abilities Research Techniques Tactile Sensitivity (The Skin Senses) Taste Smell Audition Vision Responses to Visual Stimuli in Relation to Other Senses Summary Physical Development - * Chapter Eight: Developmental Milestones Motor Development Developmental Testing Summary Habituation of the Orienting Response - * Chapter Nine: The Basic Mechanisms Conditioning Imitation Memory Summary Historical Perspective - * Chapter Ten: Cognitive Development Piaget's Interactionist Theory Research Testing Piaget's Theory Skills Theory Categorization Summary Introduction and Overview - * Chapter Eleven: Early Communicative and Language Behavior From Prelanguage to Language Behavior Language Behavior Factors That Affect Language Development Summary Attachment - * Chapter Twelve: Social Development of the Infant Early Social Interactions Fathers' Role in Infants' Social Development Peer Relations and Play Summary Institutionalization - * Chapter Thirteen: Influence of Environment: Deprivation and Enrichment Multiple Mothering Preventing or Overcoming Deprivation Effects through Intervention Programs Biology and the Effects of Experience Summary
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