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Encyclopedia of Infant and Early Childhood Development, Three-Volume Set
Elsevier Science and Technology, February 2008, Pages: 2200
Infancy is a unique period, in that at no other state is there greater growth and development. During this time, growth is occurring at a physical level, but equally impressive are the socio-emotional and cognitive developments during this time. Genetics, the womb environment, and the physical environment after birth all combine to impact the rate and manner of growth. Who we ultimately become as individuals begins here.
Intended for university and public libraries, the Encyclopedia of Infant and Early Childhood Development is the major reference work that provides a comprehensive entry point into all of the existing literature on child development from the fields of psychology, genetics, neuroscience, and sociology. The scope of this work is to understand the developmental changes, when they occur, why they occur, how they occur, and those factors that influence that development. Although some medical information is included, the emphasis is on normal growth and is primarily from a psychological perspective.
Cutting edge content will encompass the period of time from neo-nates to age three
Award-winning Editors-in-Chief to ensure authoritative quality
Organized alphabetically by topic for ease of reference
Each article will include a glossary defining any unique terms
Suggested readings at the end of each article provide a resource for additional information
Extensively cross-referenced within the work to enable reader access to full and relevant information related to their interests
Online availability via ScienceDirect platform
Haith, Marshall M.
Marshall Haith is the John Evans Professor of Psychology at University of Denver. He has also been an NIMH research awardee, director of research at University of Denver, and Guggenehim fellow and visiting professor at University of Geneva, Switzerland. A fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Psychological Association, and the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, he is a member of the Society for Research in Child Development, the International Society for the Study of Behavior Development, and the International Conference for Infant Studies. Formerly the associate editor of the Monographs for the Society of Child Development, he has served on the editorial board of nine scientific journals relating to infant development and behavior. Recipient of the APA G. Stanley Hall Award for distinguished contributions to developmental psychology in 2000 and the SRCD Distinguished Scientific Contribution Award in 2003, he has authored 10 books and over 75 peer-reviewed scientific journal articles on infancy and early childhood development.
Benson, Janette B.
Janette Benson is an associate professor of psychology at the University of Denver, an APA congressional science fellow, a Carnegie scholar, and a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Winner of seven awards for excellence in teaching/education, she has authored over 20 books, chapters, and journal articles in the field of infancy and early childhood development and is a member of the Society for Research in Child Development; American Psychological Association, American Psychological Society, International Society for Infant Studies, and the Cognitive Developmental Society.