2. Auflage September 1994 38,90 Euro 1994. 336 Seiten, Softcover ISBN 978-0-631-18466-9 - John Wiley & Sons
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Langtext Assuming little or no prior knowledge of the subject, Infancy presents a complete picture of our current understanding of the development of infants, their knowledge and understanding of the world from birth or before to their second birthday.
Aus dem Inhalt Preface to the second edition.
Preface to the first edition.
Infancy as a field of study.
Methods of studying infancy.
The structure of the book.
2. Physical and Motor Development Before and After Birth.
Developmental before birth.
Birth and Beyond.
Links with later chapters.
3. Perceptual Development.
Visual perception of two dimensional stimuli.
Visual perception in three dimensions.
Mechanisms underlying early perception.
4. Cognitive Development: Piaget and Infancy.
Piaget's sensori-motor theory.
The construction of space and object concepts.
Recent studies of infants' knowledge of objects.
Spatial orientation in infancy.
Cognitive precursors of language.
Conclusion: relations between perception and cognition.
5. Social Development.
Knowledge of self and others and the roots of a theory of mind.
Attachment: the first relationship.
Early communication: parent-infant interaction.
Parent-Infant interaction as a development process.
The Beginnings of language.
6. Research Theory and Images of Infancy.
Conceptualizing development: direct perception and constructed understanding.