Future Directions in Infant Development Research by George J. SuciFuture Directions in Infant Development Research by George J. Suci

Future Directions in Infant Development Research

byGeorge J. SuciEditorSteven S. Robertson

Paperback | October 5, 2011

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Future Directions in Infant Development Research bears wit- ness to the significant shifts that have occurred in infancy research in the recent past. While fundamental issues have tended to remain the same, the emphasis and ways of address- ing these issues have changed. This book is the first step toward a much richer and fuller understanding of infant development.
Title:Future Directions in Infant Development ResearchFormat:PaperbackDimensions:121 pagesPublished:October 5, 2011Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1461276837

ISBN - 13:9781461276838

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Table of Contents

1 Social Development in Infancy: Looking Backward, Looking Forward.- The Emergence of New Themes.- Shifts in Content-Free Dimensions of Infant Social Development.- Conclusion.- 2 Risk and Protective Factors for Parents and Infants.- The Importance of Reciprocity.- Problems of Reciprocity in Teenage Mothers and Their Infants.- Evidence for Protective Factors.- Discussion.- 3 Long-Term Developmental Consequences of Intrauterine and Postnatal Growth Retardation in Rural Guatemala.- Developmental Risk and Intrauterine Growth Retardation (IUGR).- Postnatal Growth.- Methods.- Results.- Discussion.- 4 Infant Predictors of Inhibited and Uninhibited Children.- The Idea of Temperament.- Inhibited and Uninhibited Children.- Infant Predictors.- Discussion.- 5 The Challenge Facing Infant Research in the Next Decade.- Is Infancy a Special Period?.- Continuity, Discontinuity, or Both?.- Heredity and/or Environment?.- Recent Developments and an Adjusted Focus?.- The Question of Theory.- Concluding Comments.- 6 Current and Future Directions in Infant Development Research: A Brief Overview.- Increasing Linkages of Behavioral and Biological Perspectives.- More Precise Specification of Infants' Physical and Social Environmentals and Their Effects on Development.- Long-Term Consequences of Early Experience.- Early Identification of Developmental Risk.- Identification of Cognitive Competencies in Early Infancy.- Conclusions.