Infants may seem to do little more than eat, sleep, and play. Yet behind this misleadingly simplistic facade occurs an awe-inspiring process of development through which infants make sense of, and learn how to interact with, the world around them.
Introduction to Infant Development , Second Edition, offers a fascinating insight into the psychological development of infants, presented by some of the world's leading authorities on the subject. This new edition captures the latest research in the field, with new chapters on perceptual and cognitive development, memory development, and gender, culture, and social class. It also offers completely revised treatments of language development, and motor development, making these topics more relevant and more engaging to the student audience.
With new learning features throughout, and a new Online Resource Centre, Introduction to Infant Development is the ideal teaching and learning tool for studying this intriguing field.
- New chapters on Perception; Memory Development; Intervention research; Culture and Infancy; and Health, Nutrition, and Atypical Development give a more representative view of the broad scope of the subject
- Coverage of the senses rationalized into a single chapter
- Completely rewritten chapter on motor development, with more emphasis placed on the impact of this area on social and cognitive development
- Completely rewritten chapter on language development, offering broader coverage from birth to the age of 18 months, to capture both speech perception and the first spoken words
- New Companion Website offering additional teaching and learning resources to enhance further the educational value of the book