Infancy: Development from Birth to Age 3 (2nd Revised edition)

Infancy: Development from Birth to Age 3 (2nd Revised edition)

By: Dana Gross (author)Hardback

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For courses in Infancy and Early Childhood Development, with a focus on birth to age 3. Infancy: Development from Birth to Age 3 helpsstudents 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 are also presented with 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, illustrating how nature and nurture work together.

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About Author

Dana Gross, Ph.D., is a Professor of Psychology and Affiliated Faculty of Asian Studies and Linguistic Studies at St. Olaf College, where she teaches an advanced seminar on Infant Development, as well as courses in Research Methods, Developmental Psychology, and Human Development in East Asia. Dana Gross received her BA in Psychology from Smith College and her PhD in Child Psychology from the Institute of Child Development at the University of Minnesota. Dana's research has been published in Child Development, Cognitive Development, and International Journal of Behavioural Development, among others. Most recently, she has been involved in field research in a high school-based parent education program for adolescent parents and their infant and toddler children. Dana has presented her work at numerous conferences, and served as consultant and co-author for several developmental textbooks.

Contents

Preface xi Chapter 1: 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 Ancient Greece and Rome Medieval Europe The Renaissance Colonial America Family Life Education The Development of Child Development G. Stanley Hall James Mark Baldwin John B. Watson Arnold Gesell Child Research Institutes: Research and Dissemination John Bowlby Sharing the Results Wrapping It Up: Summary and Conclusion Think About It: Questions for Reading and Discussion Key Words Chapter 2: 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 Psychophysiological Measures Measures of Visual Behavior Conditioned Behavior 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 Chapter 3: 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) Miscarriage Stillbirth 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 Alcohol Illicit Drugs Medication Nicotine Caffeine Disease HIV and Other Infections Preexisting Chronic Diseases Rh Disease Stress Environmental Hazards Paternal Influences Wrapping It Up: Summary and Conclusion Think About It: Questions for Reading and Discussion Key Words Chapter 4: 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 Induction of Labor Electronic Fetal Monitoring Pain Relief Forceps and Vacuum Extraction Episiotomy Cesarean Delivery Hospital, Home, or Birth Center? Birth Attendants and Settings Hospital Versus Home Birth Birth Centers 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 Chapter 5: Physical Growth, Health, and Nutrition Physical Growth Measuring and Predicting Growth Failure to Thrive Brain Development Maltreatment, the Brain, and Shaken Baby Syndrome Health and Safety Newborn Screening Screening for Lead Poisoning Infant Mortality Common Illnesses and Immunizations Accidental Injuries Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Nutrition and Feeding Nutritional Requirements in Infancy Breast Milk Infant Formula Nutritional Requirements in Toddlerhood The Problem of Malnutrition Wrapping It Up: Summary and Conclusion Think About It: Questions for Reading and Discussion Key Words Chapter 6: Sensation, Perception, and Motor Development Sensory Abilities and Perceptual Development Theories of Infant Perception Empiricist Perspectives Nativist Perspectives Gestalt Perspectives Ecological Perspectives Dynamic Systems Perspectives Vision Newborn Abilities Perceiving Objects Perceiving Depth Hearing Locating Sounds Perceiving Sounds Touch Reflexes Pain Taste Innate Preferences Effects of Experience Smell Innate Preferences Effects of Experience Other Senses Intermodal and Cross-Modal Perception Intermodal Abilities Cross-Modal Abilities Motor Development Reaching, Grasping, and Manipulating: Fine Motor Skills Crawling and Walking: Gross Motor Skills Implications for Parents and Caregivers Wrapping It Up: Summary and Conclusion Think About It: Questions for Reading and Discussion Key Words Chapter 7: Cognition, Learning, and Intelligence The Development of Play Play with Objects Social Play Pretend/Symbolic Play Piaget's Theory: Constructing and Representing Knowledge Sensorimotor and Preoperational Intelligence Object Permanence The A-not-B Error Understanding and Using Representations of Space Vygotsky's Sociocultural Theory: Learning as a Social Activity The Zone of Proximal Development Guided Participation Cognitive Science Perspectives Attention Gaze Following, Joint Attention, and Theory of Mind Memory Categorization Defining and Testing Intelligence in Infancy Traditional Tests Information Processing Assessments Wrapping It Up: Summary and Conclusion Think About It: Questions for Reading and Discussion Key Words Chapter 8: Language and Communication Studying Language Development Why Language Matters Systems of Language Theoretical Foundations 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 in Language Experience Cultural and Linguistic Influences Explaining Early Word Learning Social and Pragmatic Cues Constraints and Principles Grammatical Cues Contrasting Semantic Relations 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 Chapter 9: 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 Postpartum 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 to Other Caregivers Infants' Influence on Attachment Culture and Attachment 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 Chapter 10: Temperament, Emotions, and the Self Temperament Defining and Measuring Temperament Using Parental Reports Thomas and Chess's Model Rothbart's Framework Buss and Plomin's Approach Goldsmith's Model Temperament and Biology Heart Rate The Stress-Response System Reactivity and Inhibition 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 Chapter 11: Building Better Babies: Child Care and Early Intervention Child Care Maternal Employment Parental Leave Policies Policies in the United States Policies in Other Countries Child Care Arrangements Effects of Child Care: The NICHD Study of Early Child Care and Youth Development The Sample Patterns of Child Care Use Defining Quality Child Care Effects on the Infant-Parent Relationship Effects on Social Development Effects on Language and Cognitive Development Including Children with Disabilities in Child Care Early Intervention Poverty as a Risk Factor: Implications for Prevention and Intervention Early Intervention through Child Care and Preschool The High/Scope Perry Preschool Project The Abecedarian Project and Project CARE The Infant Health and Development Project The Chicago Longitudinal Study Early Head Start Measuring the Impact of Early Childhood Intervention Pre-Kindergarten and Early Childhood Education Wrapping It Up: Summary and Conclusion Think About It: Questions for Reading and Discussion Key Words Chapter 12: Babies of Today and Tomorrow: Music, Media, and Computers Music Listening to Music Music Perception Singing to Infants Making Music Learning to Sing Playing Instruments The Mozart Effect Media Television for Infants and Toddlers Infant Perception of Video Images Young Children's Responses to Television Barney & Friends Computers Computers in the Home Computers in Early Childhood Classrooms Interactive Books and Toys Interactive Books "Smart" Infant Toys Wrapping It Up: Summary and Conclusion Think About It: Questions for Reading and Discussion Key Words Glossary References Index Photo Credits

Product Details

  • publication date: 04/10/2010
  • ISBN13: 9780205734191
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 512
  • ID: 9780205734191
  • weight: 1021
  • ISBN10: 0205734197
  • edition: 2nd Revised edition

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