Introduction to Infant Development: Canadian Edition

Paperback | March 9, 2011

EditorAlan Slater, Michael Lewis, Gizelle Anzures

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Introduction to Infant Development, Canadian edition, offers fascinating insight into the psychological development of infants and explores the latest advancements in the field. Written by Canadian and international experts on the subject, this contributed volume offers an authoritativetreatment of core concepts, while maintaining a consistent tone throughout. With broad and in-depth coverage, the text examines key topics such as the history and basic methods of infant research; categorization; face perception and processing; functions of play; culture and infancy; and health,nutrition, and atypical development. Engaging and accessible, this new Canadian edition is the most current account of infant development available.

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Introduction to Infant Development, Canadian edition, offers fascinating insight into the psychological development of infants and explores the latest advancements in the field. Written by Canadian and international experts on the subject, this contributed volume offers an authoritativetreatment of core concepts, while maintaining a co...

Alan Slater is an associate professor in the School of Psychology at the University of Exeter, UK. Michael Lewis is a university distinguished professor at the Institute for the Study of Child Development, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, USA. Gizelle Anzures has a doctoral degree in Developmental Science from the University ...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:402 pages, 9 × 7 × 0.84 inPublished:March 9, 2011Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195431650

ISBN - 13:9780195431650

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PrefaceImportant features of this editionList of ContributorsPART 1: History and Methods1. Michael Lewis and Alan Slater: A Brief History of Infancy Research2. Margaret Bendersky and Margaret W. Sullivan: Basic Methods in Infant ResearchPART 2: The Foundations of Development3. Peter Hepper: Prenatal Development4. Karen E. Adolph and Amy S. Joh: Motor Development: How Infants Get into the Act5. Alan Slater, Tiffany Field, and Maria Hernandez-Reif: The development of the sensesPART 3: Cognitive Development6. Scott P. Johnson and Alan Slater: The Development of Intelligence in Infancy7. Paul C. Quinn: Categorization8. J. Gavin Bremner: Perception and Knowledge of the World9. Jane S. Herbert and Olivier Pascalis: Memory DevelopmentPART 4: Communication in Infancy10. Vikram K. Jaswal and Anne Fernald: Learning to Communicate11. George J. Hollich and Derek M. Houston: Language Development: From Speech Perception to First WordsPART 5: Social Development12. Jennifer L. Ramsey-Rennels and Judith H. Langlois: How Infants Perceive and Process Faces13. Michael Lewis: Early emotional development14. Michael Lewis: Social development15. Marc H. Bornstein and Catherine S. Tamis-LeMonda: Infants at Play: Development, Functions, and PartnersPART 6: Early Interventions, Culture, Nutrition, and Health16. Sejal Patel and Carl Corter: Early Intervention Research, Services, and Policies17. Jayanthi Mistry, Ila Deshmukh, and M. Ann Easterbrooks: Culture and Infancy18. John Worobey: Health, Nutrition, and Atypical DevelopmentGlossaryReferencesIndex

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"This textbook is overall more challenging and stimulating than a typical textbook." --Maxim Abelev, University of British Columbia