Handbook of Infant Biopsychosocial Development by Susan D. Calkins PhD

By Susan D. Calkins PhD

The first years of lifestyles are a interval of extraordinary development and alter. inside a state of the art biopsychosocial framework, this leading edge quantity explores the a number of contexts of child development--the ways that genes, neurobiology, habit, and surroundings engage and form one another through the years. equipment for disentangling, measuring, and interpreting advanced, nonlinear developmental techniques are provided. individuals discover affects at the infant's progress in significant domain names, together with cognitive and socioemotional functioning and psychological future health. the results of relatives tension, poverty, and different adversities are probed, and promising instructions for prevention and intervention identified.

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Thus, human infant brain immaturity is likened to adult human and adult monkey brain damage. Clearly, there is great value to considering information about the development of the nervous system when studying cognitive and perceptual development. But the nervous system of the infant is not an incomplete or immature version of the adult nervous system. The development of a neural structure allows it to be incorporated into the neural system, which may contribute to additional cognitive and perceptual experiences than the ones of interest in a specific research study (Michel & Moore, 1995).

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