9780631217473

Infant Development : The Essential Readings

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    9780631217473

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    0631217479

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2000-04-11
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
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Summary

Infant Development: The Essential Readings provides students with a selection of some of the key articles by key researchers in this core area of developmental psychology and introduces the reader to the field of infancy research and to some of the current, lively controversies within this area.

Author Biography

Darwin Muir is Professor of Psychology at Queen's University, Ontario.

Alan Slater is Senior Lecturer in the School of Psychology at the University of Exeter.
They are co-editors of the recently published Blackwell Reader in Developmental Psychology.

Table of Contents

Preface ix
Acknowledgments xi
Introduction Infancy Research: History and Methods xv
Darwin Muir
Alan Slater
Part I Theoretical Issues 1(66)
Introduction
2(1)
Why Do Infants Do What They Do? Introduction
3(2)
Shifting the Focus From What to Why
5(31)
C. Rovee-Collier
The Origins of Knowledge: Nature versus Nurture Introduction
35(1)
Nativism, Empiricism, and the Origins of Knowledge
36(19)
E. S. Spelke
Connectionist Modeling Introduction
53(2)
Connectionist Modeling and Infant Development
55(12)
D. Mareschal
Part II Sensation and Perception 67(96)
Introduction
68(1)
Fetal Sensitivity to Touch Introduction
69(3)
Maturation of Human Fetal Responses to Vibroacoustic Stimulation
72(23)
B. S. Kisilevsky
D. W. Muir
J. A. Low
Early Visual Perception Introduction
93(2)
Visual Perception in the Young Infant: Early Organization and Rapid Learning
95(24)
A. Slater
Intermodal Perception Introduction
117(2)
Increasing Specificity in the Development of Intermodal Perception
119(20)
L. Bahrick
Social Perception Introduction
137(2)
Look at Me: Five-Month-Old Infants' Sensitivity to Very Small Deviations in Eye-Gaze During Social Interactions
139(10)
L. A. Symons
S. M. Hains
D. W. Muir
Speech Perception Introduction
147(2)
Becoming a Native Listener
149(14)
J. F. Werker
Part III Cognitive Development 163(92)
Introduction
164(1)
Newborn Imitation Introduction
165(2)
Imitation of Facial and Manual Gestures by Human Neonates
167(9)
A. N. Meltzoff
M. K. Moore
Resolving the Debate about Early Imitation
176(9)
A. N. Meltzoff
M. K. Moore
Infant Counting Introduction
183(2)
Addition and Subtraction by Human Infants
185(10)
K. Wynn
Learning About the Physical World Introduction
193(2)
How Do Infants Learn About the Physical World?
195(21)
R. Baillargeon
The A-not-B Error Introduction
213(3)
Why Do Infants Make A Not B Errors in a Search Task, Yet Show Memory for the Location of Hidden Objects in a Nonsearch Task?
216(23)
A. Ahmed
T. Ruffman
Predicting Later Intelligence Introduction
237(2)
Why Does Infant Attention Predict Adolescent Intelligence?
239(16)
M. Sigman
S. E. Cohen
L. Beckwith
Part IV Social Development and Communication 255(110)
Introduction
256(3)
Infant-Directed Speech Introduction
259(2)
Infant Responses to Prototypical Melodic Contours in Parental Speech
261(9)
M. Papousek
M. H. Bornstein
C. Nuzzo
H. Papousek
D. Symmes
Early Word Comprehension Introduction
269(1)
Some Beginnings of Word Comprehension in 6-Month-Olds
270(12)
R. Tincoff
P. W. Jusczyk
Social Referencing Introduction
279(3)
Maternal Emotional Signaling: Its Effect on the Visual Cliff Behavior of 1-Year-Olds
282(13)
J. F. Sorce
R. N. Emde
J. Campos
M. D. Klinnert
Infant Understanding of Others' Intentions and Theory of Mind Introduction
293(2)
Fourteen-Through 18-Month-Old Infants Differentially Imitate Intentional and Accidental Actions
295(27)
M. Carpenter
N. Akhtar
M. Tomasello
Social Attachments Introduction
319(3)
Stability and Transmission of Attachment across Three Generations
322(21)
D. Benoit
K. Parker
Infants with Autism Introduction
341(2)
An Experimental Investigation of Social-Cognitive Abilities in Infants with Autism: Clinical Implications
343(22)
T. Charman
J. Swettenham
S. Baron-Cohen
A. Cox
G. Baird
A. Drew
Index 365

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