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The Amazing Infant

The Amazing Infant

Tiffany Field

ISBN: 978-1-405-15391-1

Jan 2007, Wiley-Blackwell

340 pages

In Stock

$127.95

Description

Tiffany Field, world renowned infant development scholar, writes an engaging and comprehensive book that collects and reviews the latest findings in the field, exploring cutting edge research and contemporary theories about infant development.

  • An engaging and accessible book that integrates research, theory, and real life experiences and practices to provide a closer look at how infancy research is conducted.
  • Features illustrative photos and data graphs covering research from recent years.
  • Draws on recent advances in neuroscience to examine the progress made in the areas of prenatal and cognitive development.
1. How we conduct infancy research.

2. Being a fetus (Prenatal Growth and Development.

3. Coming into the world (The Perinatal Period).

4. Being in tune with the world (The Early Senses).

5. Body-Talk with Parents and Others (Social Development).

6. Being Emotional and Temperamental (Emotional and Personality Development).

7. Moving Around in the World and Making Objects Do Things and Things Happen (Motor and Cognitive Development).

8. Finally Using Words (Language Development).

9. Taking Turns with Peers (More Social Development).

My Diary on Tory’s First Year.

Glossary on Infant Caregiving.

References.

The Amazing Infant is a fabulous book. Beautifully crafted, written by one of the most creative figures in the field of infancy, this book will charm both college students and parents wanting to learn about the wonders of the baby’s mind. Who needs dinosaurs or astronomical Big Bangs when we have babies to explore? The infant is the keeper of many, many mysteries, and this book engages us in exploring quite a few of them.”
Joseph J. Campos, University of California, Berkeley <!--end-->

“Tiffany Field is without question our leading researcher and writer on the role of touch in infant development and behavior. The Amazing Infant is an excellent primer on infant behavior and development, utilizing her personal experiences with her own daughter’s development. An exceptional aid for new parents as well as students.”
Lewis P. Lipsitt, Brown University

“This book is a very good read. The writing style is engaging and easy to follow. It is also truly unique in the field of infant development … a field in which far too little attention has been paid to the obvious fact that infants’ development involves learning and that specific patterns of maternal behavior are essential for successful child behavioral outcomes.”
Martha Pelaez, Florida International University

“A prolific writer…Field provides thumbnail sketches of what is known to this point on a variety of topics, with emphasis on recent research findings.”
Choice

“An enjoyable read.”
Times


  • An engaging and accessible book that integrates research, theory, and real life experiences and practices to provide a closer look at how infancy research is conducted.

  • Collects and reviews the latest findings in the field, exploring cutting edge research and contemporary theories about infant development.

  • Features illustrative photos and data graphs covering research from recent years.

  • Draws on recent advances in neuroscience to examine the progress made in the areas of prenatal and cognitive development.

  • Written by a world renowned infant development scholar.