Most German-speaking researchers in the area of infant development are familiar with the research conducted in English. However, most English-speaking researchers are relatively unaware of the work currently being done in German. This volume is designed to remedy this imbalance and to promote international collaboration.
The book's contributors -- an exciting and innovative group of German-speaking scholars -- provide up-to-date summaries of theoretical, methodological, and empirical perspectives on development. They review evidence and present points of view of great interest to all people who are committed to furthering our collective understanding of development in infancy.
Contents: M. Lamb, H. Keller, Introduction. Part I:Theoretical Perspectives. M. Schleidt, An Ethological Perspective on Infant Development. H. Gubler, N. Bischof, A Systems Theory Perspective. C. Schmid-Sch nbein, A Constructivist Perspective on Infant Development: The Process of Constructing New Knowledge. H-G. Voss, A Transgenerational Perspective on Infant Development. B. Leyendecker, A. Sch lmerich, An Ecological Perspective on Infant Development. H. Keller, A Perspective on Continuity in Infant Development. Part II:Methodological Perspectives. K. Kreppner, Observation and the Longitudinal Approach in Infancy Research. T. Thiel, Videotechnique and Science: Methodological Considerations. H. Holling, Evaluating Statistical Procedures in Developmental Research. Part III:Exemplary Research Programs. R. Kaufmann-Hayoz, Perceptual Development. D. Bischof-K hler, The Development of Empathy in Infants. H. Keller, R. Boigs, The Development of Exploratory Behavior. M. Papou ek, H. Papou ek, Early Verbalizations as Precursors of Language Development. H. Rauh, G. Rudinger, T.G. Bowman, P. Berry, P.V. Gunn, A. Hayes, The Development of Down Syndrome Children. L. Ahnert, Day Care in the Former German Democratic Republic.