The Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of Infant Development, Volume 2, Applied and Policy Issues, 2nd Edition
August 2011, Wiley-Blackwell
Updated, fully-revised and expanded, this two-volume set presents in-depth and cutting edge coverage of both basic and applied developmental issues during infancy
Features contributions by leading international researchers and practitioners in the field that reflect the most current theories and research findings
Includes editor commentary and analysis to synthesize the material and provide further insight
- The most comprehensive work available in this dynamic and rapidly growing field
Chapter 1: Fetal development (Raye-Ann deRegnier and Shivani Desai, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine).
Chapter 2: Infant nutrition (Maureen M. Black and Kristen M. Hurley, University of Maryland School of Medicine).
Chapter 3: Health (Robert J. Karp, SUNY-Downstate Medical Center).
Chapter 4: Development of communication in children with sensory functional disabilities (Gunilla Preisler, University of Stockholm).
Part II: Psychosocial risks.
Chapter 5: Growing up in poverty in developed countries (Jondou J. Chen, Nina Philipsen Hetzner, and Jeanne Brooks-Gunn, Columbia University).
Chapter 6: Infant Development in the Developing World (Patrice Engle, California Polytechnic State University).
Chapter 7: Child abuse and neglect (Kelli Connell-Carrick, University of Houston).
Chapter 8: Effects of postnatal depression on mother-infant interactions, and child development (Lynne Murray, Sarah Halligan and Peter Cooper, University of Reading).
Part III: Developmental disorders.
Chapter 9: Infant assessment (Susan P. Berger, Children's Memorial Hospital & Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Joyce Hopkins, Illinois Institute of Technology, Hyo Bae, Illinois Institute of Technology, Bryce Hella, Illinois Institute of Technology, and Jennifer Strickland, Illinois Institute of Technology).
Chapter 10: The Early Development of Autism Spectrum Disorders (Gregory S. Young and Sally Ozonoff, University of California, Davis).
Chapter 11: Infant Psychosocial Disorders (Melissa R. Johnson, WakeMed Health and Hospitals & University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill, Karen Appleyard, Duke University).
Chapter 12: Genetic Disorders Associated with Intellectual Disability: An Early Development Perspective (Deborah J. Fidler, Colorado State University, Lisa Daunhauer, Colorado State University, David E. Most, Colorado State University, and Harvey Switzky, Northern Illinois University).
Part IV: Intervention and policy issues.
Chapter 13: Early intervention (Douglas R. Powell, Purdue University).
Chapter 14: Childcare Research at the Dawn of a New Millennium: An update (Sarah L. Friedman, CNA, Edward Melhuish, Birkbeck, University of London, and Candace Hill, CNA).
Chapter 15: Infancy research, policy, and practice (Marguerite Barratt and Erica Fener, The George Washington University).
Contents of Volume 1: Basic Research.
Theodore D. Wachs is Professor of Psychological Sciences at Purdue University. He is a member of the editorial boards of the International Journal of Behavioral Development and the Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology. His current research focuses on chaotic family environments and infant development; micro-nutrient deficiencies in infancy and cognitive and social-emotional development; and temperament in infancy and childhood.
- Presents an expanded breadth of topics and cutting edge coverage of both basic and applied developmental issues during infancy
- Features contributions by leading international researchers and practitioners that reflect the most current theories and research findings