Originally published in 1975, this volume deals with animals and human infants. The chapters reflect a mixture of issues and problems ranging from the significance of sucking responses in the newborn, the development of memory, effects of rearing conditions in monkeys, and brain damage in animals, to processes underlying abnormal development of language. While it appears the issues are diverse, there is actually a common theme. One question is posed: How and why does normal development fail to occur in some human infants? The chapters show that there are many causes of aberrations: physical or psychological trauma, disease, inheritance, and drugs. Although one may be primary, "multiple causation" would still appear to be a sound principle in developmental pathology.
Preface 1. The Myth of Recovery from Early Brain Damage Robert L. Isaacson 2. Functional Adaptation after Brain Injury and Malformation in Early Life in Rats Samuel P. Hicks and Constance J. D’Amato 3. Social Responses to Blind Infant Monkeys Gershon Berkson 4. Vulnerability for Abnormal Development: Pregnancy Outcomes and Sex Differences in Macaque Monkeys Gene Sackett, Richard Holm and Sharon Landesman-Dwyer 5. An Animal Model for the Small-for-Gestational-Age Infant: Some Behavioral and Morphological Findings Victor H. Denenberg and Darlene DeSantis 6. Behavioral Development Viewed in Terms of Conspecific Communication Gilbert W. Meier 7. Paradoxical Effects of Amphetamine on Behavioral Arousal in Neonatal and Adult Rats: A Possible Animal Model of the Calming Effect of Amphetamine on Hyperkinetic Children Byron A. Campbell and Patrick K. Randall 8. The Concept of a Cumulative Risk Score for Infants Arthur H. Parmelee, Marian Sigman, Claire B. Kopp and Audrey Haber 9. Early Development of Sleeping Behaviors in Infants Evelyn B. Thoman 10. Correlations between Scores on the Brazelton Neonatal Assessment Scale, Measures of Newborn Sucking Behavior, and Birthweight in Infants born to Narcotic Addiced Mothers Stuart L. Kaplan, Reuben E. Kron, Mitchell Litt, Loretta P. Finnegan and Marianne D. Phoenix 11. Development of Fine Motor Behaviors: Issues and Research Claire B. Kopp 12. Behavioral Effects from Antenatal Exposure to Teratogens Richard E. Butcher, Karen Hawver, Thomas Burbacher and William Scott 13. Morphological and Behavioral Consequences of Chemically Induced Lesions of the CNS Patricia M. Rodier, William Webster and Jan Langman 14. Critical Periods in Fetal Development: Differential Effects on Learning and Development Produced by Maternal Vitamin A Excess Donald E. Hutchings, John Gibbon, John Gaston and Linda Vacca 15. Infant Recognition Memory as a Present and Future Index of Cognitive Abilities Joseph F. Fagan III 16. Infant Visual Memory: A Backward Look into the Future Leslie B. Cohen 17. Infant Habituation: Process, Problems and Possibilities Steven Friedman 18. Process Defects That Might Underlie Aberrant Language Development Earl C. Butterfield and George F. Cairns 19. Overview and Synthesis M. Ray Denny 20. Comments on the Strategies of Studying Early Development in Relation to Intelligence David Zeaman 21. Aberrant Development in Infancy: Overview and Synthesis Josephine V. Brown 22. Conference Comments Duane M. Rumbaugh. Author Index.