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Theories of Infant Development. Edition No. 1

  • ID: 5226203
  • Book
  • August 2003
  • 400 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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This volume provides an authoritative survey of all the major theories of infant development.
  • An authoritative survey of major theoretical issues in infant development.
  • Written by leading scholars in the field of infancy.
  • Each chapter either presents a distinct theoretical approach to infant development or reviews contrasting theories in a specific subfield.
  • Pays particular attention to current theoretical controversies.
  • Contributors include Eugene Goldfield, Andy Meltzoff, Marinus van Ijzendoorn, Mark Johnson and Annette Karmiloff-Smith, among others.
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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 Lancaster University.

Alan Slater Exeter University.
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