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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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Foreword By Gavin Bremner And Alan Slater.
Part I: Perceptual And Motor Development.
Part II: Cognitive Development.
Part III: Social Development & Communication.
Afterword: Tribute To George Butterworth: Peter E. Bryant
"With so much contemporary research activity in developmental psychology concentrating on infants, this book is timely and welcome. It should be most helpful to those instructors who are looking for a text to use in teaching an upper-level undergraduate course focusing on infant development or a first-year graduate-level survey course that provides broad coverage of the major topical areas including perceptual, motor, cognitive, and social development. A strong and balanced group of contributors does a first rate job of introducing students to the major issues, theoretical approaches, and empirical findings that students new to the study of infant development need to know." Paul C. Quinn, Professor of Psychology, University of Delaware
About the Authors
Gavin Bremner is Professor of Developmental Psychology at the University of Lancaster. He is the author and editor of several books, including the popular textbook Infancy (Blackwell Publishers, 2nd edition, 1994) and the Blackwell Handbook of Infant Development (Blackwell Publishing, 2002).
Alan Slater is Reader in Developmental Psychology at the University of Exeter. He is co-editor of the Blackwell Reader in Developmental Psychology (Blackwell Publishers, 1999), and co-editor with Gavin Bremner of Introduction to Developmental Psychology (Blackwell Publishing, 2003).