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Contemporary Constructions of the Child
Essays in Honor of William Kessen

ISBN 9781032105338
Published January 30, 2022 by Routledge
360 Pages

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Originally published in 1991, this volume contains critical state-of-the-art essays on significant aspects of children's development and developmental inquiry. Among the topics examined: infant perception, action and social cognition; concept development and language; children's play; parent education; children with autism and Tourette’s Syndrome; pediatrics and child development; and science, practice, and gender roles in early child psychology.

A distinctive unifying theme arises from the contributors’ discussions of substantive ideas in the context of their own impressive intellectual biographies. While providing a collective case-study in the recent history of ideas, the contributors honor the intellectual and personal influence of William Kessen.

Table of Contents

Preface.  Vision, Scholarship, and the Child: An Introduction to this Collection F.S. Kessel  Part I: Human Infancy  1. Learning and Motivation at Yale A.J. Sameroff  2. Gratuity, Perception-Action Integration, and Future Orientation in Infant Vision M.M. Haith  3. Taking the Measure of Infant Mind M.H. Bornstein and L. Mayes  4. Studying Infants' Lives: Competency, Context and Variability L.R. Sherrod  5. What Parents and Experts Think About Infants K.T. Young  Part II: Thinking, Language, Self  6. Concept Development in the Perspective of the Recent History of Developmental Psychology K. Nelson  7. Thought and Sound in Music and Mind M.L. Serafine  8. Varied Domains of Development: A Tale of LAD, MAD, SAD, DAD, and RARE and Surprising Events in Our RELMs K.E. Nelson  9. Bloodsuckers, Blisters, Cooked Babies, and Other Curiosities: Affective Themes in Pretense G.G. Fein  10. Finding Meaning in One's Self and Others: Clinical Studies of Children with Autism and Tourette's Syndrome D.J. Cohen  Part III: Practice and Policy, History and Theory  11. Developmental Psychology in the Real World: A Paradigm of Parent Education K.A. Clarke-Stewart  12. Child Maltreatment and the Child Welfare System M.E. Lamb, D.M. Teti, K.J. Sternberg and C.M. Malkin  13. Pediatrics and Child Development: A Parallel History N.W. Hall  14. Science, Practice, and Gender Roles in Early American Child Psychology E.D. Cahan  15. On the Maturation of Developmental Psychology L.S. Siegel  16. The End of Development? D. Frye  17. What Are You Going to Do When You Grow Up? A Personal Inquiry G. Mandler  18. Nearing the End: A Lifetime of Being 17 W. KessenCurriculum Vitae: William Kessen.  Author Biographies.  Author Index.  Subject Index.

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