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Infant Development : Ecological Perspectives - Hiram E. Fitzgerald

Infant Development

Ecological Perspectives

By: Hiram E. Fitzgerald (Editor), Katherine Karraker (Editor), Tom Luster (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 17th January 2002
ISBN: 9780815328391
Number Of Pages: 340

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This study is written by British and North American infancy researchers. The chapters are organised along conventional lines in sections which cover perceptual, cognitive and social development, relating new findings on infant perception to both old and new accounts of cognitive development. The book also draws links between these topics and the development of social interaction and language. Attention is given to both traditional approaches such as Piagetian theory and more recent approaches such as direct perception and dynamic systems theory. There is also a chapter devoted to interpreting infant development from a psychoanalytic perspective.

Overview
Ecological Perpectives on Risk and Protective Factors in Infancy
Ecological Context or Perception and Cognition
Ecological Perspectives on Mother-Infant Relationships
Maternal Employment and Infant Development
Maternal Age as a context for Infant Development
Gender Influences on the Caregiving Context
Fathers and Infant
Family Alcoholism as a Context for Infant Development
Violence as a Context for Infant Development
Urban Poverty, Undernutrition and Cross-Cultural Contexts
The Impact of Policy on Contextual Issues in Infant Development
Summary and Perspectives
Ecological Perspectives on Mother-Infant Relationships
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ISBN: 9780815328391
ISBN-10: 0815328397
Series: Msu Series on Children, Youth and Families
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 340
Published: 17th January 2002
Publisher: GARLAND PUB
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 16.56  x 2.46
Weight (kg): 0.58
Edition Number: 1