For upper-level undergraduate introductory infant/toddler behavior/development courses in programs focusing on family studies, human ecology, psychology, and early childhood education. Using an interdisciplinary, topical approach, this text covers infant and toddler development from conception to age 3--with a special focus on the family and cultural contexts of development. It also includes historical overviews and practical applications of knowledge to varied career settings such as parent education and infant/toddler childcare.
I. HISTORICAL, THEORETICAL, AND METHODOLOGICAL FOUNDATIONS. 1. Introduction and Historical Perspectives. 2. Theories of Development. 3. Research Methods. II. BIOLOGICAL FOUNDATIONS, PRENATAL DEVELOPMENT, AND BIRTH. 4. Conception and Prenatal Development. 5. Birth. 6. Newborn. III. DEVELOPMENTAL FOUNDATIONS. 7. Physical Growth and Development. 8. Cognitive Development. 9. Language Acquisition. 10. Psychosocial Development. IV. SUPPLEMENTAL TOPICS. 11. Health and Nutrition. 12. Guidance and Early Education. Appendix A. Appendix B. Glossary. References. Name Index. Subject Index.
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