This book contains Myrtle McGraw's pioneering contributions to the field of child development. It demonstrates that McGraw conceived development as a continuous interaction between neural and behavioral growth processes that could not be reduced to heredity or environment.
Part One: Insights and Blunders 1. Perspectives of Infancy and Early Childhood 2. Professional and Personal Blunders in Child Development Part Two: The Maturation Controversy 3. Later Development of Children Specially Trained During Infancy: Johnny and Jimmy at School Age 4. Signals of Growth 5. The Experimental Twins 6. Infant Motor Development: A Study of the Effect of Special Exercises 7. The Problem of Using Secondary Sources: Elkind's Blunders Part Three: Coghill, Neuroembryology, and the Principles of Development 8. The Function of Reflexes in the Behavior Development of Infants 9. Behavior Development 10. General Principles of Growth 11. Individual Development 12. Let Babies Be Our Teachers Part Four: Psychobiology and the Interdisciplinary Study of Infant Development 13. Basic Concepts and Procedures in a Study of Behavior Development 14. Maturation of Behavior 15. An Open Letter to Parents of Young Infants 16. Challenges for Students of Infancy