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Theories of Infant Development

  • ID: 2248057
  • Book
  • August 2003
  • Region: Global
  • 400 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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This volume provides an authoritative, up–to–date survey of theories of infant development. The contributors, who are all leaders in their field, present a wide range of theoretical perspectives on development in infancy. Each one provides advanced treatment of the issues and addresses current theoretical controversies in their area of expertise. The book is divided into three major sections, covering the development of perception and action, cognitive development, and social development and communication. Within these sections, each of the book s twelve chapters presents a specific theoretical approach or reviews contrasting theories in a particular area. The editors provide a preface linking and contextualizing the material.
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Part I: Development of Perception and Action.

1. A Dynamical Systems Perspective On Infant Action And Its Development. (Eugene C. Goldfield & Peter H. Wolff).

2. A Developmental Perspective On Visual Proprioception. (David I. Anderson, Joseph J. Campos & Marianne A. Barbu–Roth).

3. From Direct Perception To The Primacy Of Action: A Closer Look At James Gibson′s Ecological Approach To Psychology. (Alan Costall).

4. The Development Of Perception In A Multimodal Environment. (Lorraine E. Bahrick).

5. Neuroscience Perspectives On Infant Development. (Mark H. Johnson & Annette Karmiloff–Smith).

Part II: Cognitive Development.

6. The Case For Developmental Cognitive Science: Theories Of People And Things. (Andrew N. Meltzoff).

7. Theories Of Development Of The Object Concept. (Scott Johnson).

8. Remembering Infancy: Accessing Our Earliest Experiences. (Alan Fogel).

Part III: Social Development & Communication:.

9. Maternal Sensitivity Is More Important Than Infant Temperament In Shaping The Infant–Mother Attachment Relationship. (Marinus H. Van Ijzendoorn & Marian J. Bakerman–Kranenburg).

10. Emerging Co–Awareness. (Philippe Rochat).

11. Processes Of Development In Early Communication. (David Messer).

12. Joint Visual Attention In Infancy. (George Butterworth).

Afterword: Tribute To George Butterworth. (Peter E. Bryant).

Author Index.

Subject Index.

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J. Gavin Bremner
Alan Slater
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