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TitleFuture Directions in Infant Development Research [electronic resource] / edited by George J. Suci, Steven S. Robertson
ImprintNew York, NY : Springer New York, 1992
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Descript X, 121 p. online resource


Future Directions in Infant Development Research bears wit- ness to the significant shifts that have occurred in infancy research in the recent past. While fundamental issues have tended to remain the same, the emphasis and ways of address- ing these issues have changed. This book is the first step toward a much richer and fuller understanding of infant development


1 Social Development in Infancy: Looking Backward, Looking Forward -- The Emergence of New Themes -- Shifts in Content-Free Dimensions of Infant Social Development -- Conclusion -- 2 Risk and Protective Factors for Parents and Infants -- The Importance of Reciprocity -- Problems of Reciprocity in Teenage Mothers and Their Infants -- Evidence for Protective Factors -- Discussion -- 3 Long-Term Developmental Consequences of Intrauterine and Postnatal Growth Retardation in Rural Guatemala -- Developmental Risk and Intrauterine Growth Retardation (IUGR) -- Postnatal Growth -- Methods -- Results -- Discussion -- 4 Infant Predictors of Inhibited and Uninhibited Children -- The Idea of Temperament -- Inhibited and Uninhibited Children -- Infant Predictors -- Discussion -- 5 The Challenge Facing Infant Research in the Next Decade -- Is Infancy a Special Period? -- Continuity, Discontinuity, or Both? -- Heredity and/or Environment? -- Recent Developments and an Adjusted Focus? -- The Question of Theory -- Concluding Comments -- 6 Current and Future Directions in Infant Development Research: A Brief Overview -- Increasing Linkages of Behavioral and Biological Perspectives -- More Precise Specification of Infantsโ{128}{153} Physical and Social Environmentals and Their Effects on Development -- Long-Term Consequences of Early Experience -- Early Identification of Developmental Risk -- Identification of Cognitive Competencies in Early Infancy -- Conclusions

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