In Introduction to Infant Development, editors Alan Slater and Michael Lewis bring together work from a group of internationally known and respected authors to provide an exceptionally up-to-date and authoritative introduction to the field. The text has been carefully edited to ensure that all the chapters read well together "as a whole," resulting in a consistent level of treatment perfect for undergraduates. Providing comprehensive coverage of all the core topics in the field, it blends fundamental concepts with the latest groundbreaking research, discussing current theoretical issues in a lively and engaging way. The book is also enhanced by many helpful illustrations.
Introduction to Infant Development features coverage of:
• Prenatal, motor, and sensory development
• Cognitive development
• Social and emotional development
• Face perception
• The role of play
• Language development and learning to communicate
• The role of intervention in infant development
• Social policy implications and practical applications
Offering stimulating insight into a fascinating area of developmental psychology, Introduction to Infant Development is accessible to a wide range of students, including those with little background in psychology. It is an ideal sourcebook for anyone interested in the science of infancy.