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Infant Development - 3rd edition

by Charles W. Snow and Cindy G. McGaha

Infant Development (ISBN10: 0130481440; ISBN13: 9780130481443)
ISBN13: 978-0130481443
ISBN10: 0130481440

Summary: A core text for undergraduate courses in Infant Development, Infant Care, and Infancy Intervention; a supplementary text for general courses in Child Development or Child Psychology.

Interdisciplinary in perspective and topically organized, this text provides a comprehensive cutting-edge overview of infant growth and development--from conception though the first years of life. It features balanced coverage of theory, research, and practical application, as ...show more well as a strong emphasis on the interrelationships between various developmental domains and the importance of the "whole" infant.

Features :

  • NEW--New information from theory and research--Incorporated throughout.
  • Ensures that both students and instructors are exposed to the cutting-edge developments in the field.
  • NEW--Reorganization--Combines chapters on Prenatal Development and Newborn; and on Health and Safety and Nutrition.
  • Makes it easier for both professors and students to discuss and analyze these topics together.
  • NEW--A new chapter on Perceptual Development.
  • Reflects the burgeoning research and theoretical literature on infant sensory and perceptual capacities.
  • NEW--Additional material on brain development.
  • Addresses current concerns on "building the baby's brain."
  • NEW--References to Internet sites.
  • Guides students to supplementary information on various topics and organizations.
  • NEW--Highlighted Application sections--Now set apart in boxes.
  • Allows students to pause and focus on practical aspects of content, but without interrupting and breaking their concentration on their reading of the narrative.
  • NEW--List of key terms--Added at the end of each chapter.
  • Provides students with an additional study/review guide.
  • An interdisciplinary perspective--Draws information from child development and family relations, psychology, pediatrics, nursing, nutrition, biology, and other disciplines.
  • Shows students that development not only has many facets, but gives them a feel for the nuances of those facets and the important ways they are interconnected.
  • A topical organization--With a chapter on each developmental area.
  • Provides students with an organizational framework.
  • A balance between theory, research, and practical information.
  • Provides the factual data as well as how to apply this information in real life.
  • Unique, extended coverage of physical development--Including the latest growth charts.
  • Coverage on infants with special needs.
  • Professors and students do not have to supplement to cover this topic.
  • Practical applications--Provides suggestions for enhancing infant growth and development throughout.
  • Extensive in-text study/review aids--Chapter introductions summarize basic topics covered; key terms are highlighted and defined within and at the end of each chapter; real-life examples illustrate difficult concepts; photographs, drawings, and tables illustrate and summarize important information; summaries of main points conclude each chapter.
  • Keeps students focused as they work through the material and provides convenient tools for reviewing content.
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Edition/Copyright: 3RD 03
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: Prentice Hall, Inc.
Published: 06/28/2002
International: No

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