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In the Beginning
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In the Beginning
Development from Conception to Age Two


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Infancy

December 1995 | 592 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
`Wonderful value... Rosenblith has overviewed the world of infancy research in exquisite detail... she has scoured the journals, organised the findings, interpreted the conclusions, weighed the balance of the evidence and presented a compendium which is invaluable. It is hard to imagine anyone concerned with the development of infants who would not benefit by having access to its nearly 600, A4-sized pages, whether general practitioners, parents, social workers or psychiatrists. It is superbly edited and published' - British Journal of Psychiatry

Popular for its presentation of current data and its focus on methods for studying infants, this best-selling text is now available in a thorough revision - and in paper. New to this edition are a number of topics: alternative birthing techniques and their effects; neuropsychological tests for premature infants; the effects of cocaine and other ingested substances on foetal development and the infant.

David A Hamburg
Foreword
 
Historical and Methodological Introduction
 
PART ONE: CONCEPTION THROUGH BIRTH
 
Development from Conception to Birth
 
Genetic Abnormalities
 
Influence of Prenatal Environment on Constitution
 
Perinatal Events That Affect Consititution or Mother-Infant Interaction
 
PART TWO: EARLY CHARACTERISTICS AND DEVELOPMENT
 
The Development of Basic Characteristics of Infants
 
Sensory and Perceptual Abilities
 
Developmental Milestones
 
The Basic Mechanisms
 
PART THREE: THE FUNDAMENTAL PROCESSES
Judith E Sims-Knight
Cognitive Development
Paula N Menyuk
Early Communicative and Language Behavior
 
Social Development of the Infant
 
PART FOUR: THE SOCIAL CONTEXT
 
Influence of Environment
Deprivation and Enrichment

 
· Chapter One: Historical and Methodological Introduction
Reasons for Studying Infants
 
The Beginnings of Behavioral Study of Infants
 
Modern Research Techniques
 
Research Issues
 
Summary
· Chapter Two: Development from Conception to Birth
Overview of Prenatal Development
 
Development of Organ Systems of Special Interest
 
Variants of Prenatal Development
 
Summary
 
Embryology Sources
· Chapter Three: Genetic Abnormalities
Heredity, Environment, and Constitution
 
Specific Disorders
 
Genetic Diagnosis
 
Genetic Counseling
 
Summary
· Chapter Four: Influence of Prenatal Environment on Constitution
Maternal Diseases
 
Chronic Conditions of the Mother
 
Other Possible Factors
 
Effects of Nonpsychotropic Drugs
 
The Problems of Psychotropic Drugs and Their Study
 
Legal Psychotropic Drugs
 
Illegal Psychotropic Drugs
 
Direct Effects of External Environment
 
Prenatal Stress
 
Issues in Teratology
 
Summary
· Chapter Five: Perinatal Events That Affect Constitution or Mother-Infant Interaction
Complications of Delivery
 
Ways to Avoid or Counteract Complications
 
Drugs Used during Delivery
 
Effects of Drugs
 
Childbirth Practices
 
Mother-Infant Bonding
 
Summary
· Chapter Six: The Development of Basic Characteristics of Infants
How Babies Spend Their Time
 
Rhythmic Activities
 
Affective Behaviors
 
Traits or Temperament
 
Summary
· Chapter Seven: Sensory and Perceptual Abilities
Importance of Studying Sensory and Perceptual Development
 
Research Techniques
 
Tactile Sensitivity (The Skin Senses)
 
Taste
 
Smell
 
Audition
 
Vision
 
Responses to Visual Stimuli in Relation to Other Senses
 
Summary
· Chapter Eight: Developmental Milestones
Physical Development
 
Motor Development
 
Developmental Testing
 
Summary
· Chapter Nine: The Basic Mechanisms
Habituation of the Orienting Response
 
Conditioning
 
Imitation
 
Memory
 
Summary
· Chapter Ten: Cognitive Development
Historical Perspective
 
Piaget's Interactionist Theory
 
Research Testing Piaget's Theory
 
Skills Theory
 
Categorization
 
Summary
· Chapter Eleven: Early Communicative and Language Behavior
Introduction and Overview
 
From Prelanguage to Language Behavior
 
Language Behavior
 
Factors That Affect Language Development
 
Summary
· Chapter Twelve: Social Development of the Infant
Attachment
 
Early Social Interactions
 
Fathers' Role in Infants' Social Development
 
Peer Relations and Play
 
Summary
· Chapter Thirteen: Influence of Environment: Deprivation and Enrichment
Institutionalization
 
Multiple Mothering
 
Preventing or Overcoming Deprivation Effects through Intervention Programs
 
Biology and the Effects of Experience
 
Summary

Really excellent book with everything you need, a comprehensive text!

Ms Julie Burton
School of Health & Social Care, Lincoln University
June 13, 2016

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