Filling a gap in current literature on human development, this volume explores the influence of psychophysiological, behavioral, and social factors on stability and continuity in the development of the mind during human infancy. The book reviews existing literature, presents new data, and discusses issues of substance in mental development, methodology, and interpretation. Commentaries by recognized experts interpret the research results from the previous chapters.
Contents: N.A. Krasnegor, Introduction. Part I:Neurobehavioral Functioning. H. Als, F.H. Duffy, G.B. McAnulty, N. Badian, Continuity of Neurobehavioral Functioning in Preterm and Fullterm Newborns. M. Sigman, L. Beckwith, S.E. Cohen, A.H. Parmelee, Stability in the Biosocial Development of the Child Born Preterm. Part II:Physical Status. S.H. Broman, Infant Physical Status and Later Cognitive Development. R.Q. Bell, M.F. Waldrop, Achievement and Cognitive Correlates of Minor Physical Anomalies in Early Development. Part III:Traditional Infant Tests. L.S. Siegel, A Reconceptualization of Prediction from Infant Test Scores. J.V. Hunt, B.A.B. Cooper, Differentiating the Risk for High-Risk Preterm Infants. I.C. Uzgiris, Transformations and Continuities: Intellectual Functioning in Infancy and Beyond. Part IV:Information Processing Capacities. M.H. Bornstein, Stability in Early Mental Development: From Attention and Information Processing in Infancy to Language and Cognition in Childhood. S.A. Rose, Measuring Infant Intelligence: New Perspectives. Part V:Experience R.H. Bradley, The Use of the HOME Inventory in Longitudinal Studies of Child Development C.T. Ramey, M.W. Lee, M.R. Burchinal, Developmental Plasticity and Predictability: Consequences of Ecological Change. R. Bakeman, L.B. Adamson, J.V. Brown, M. Eldridge, Can Early Interaction Predict: How and How Much? M.I. Appelbaum, M.R. Burchinal, R.A. Terry, Quantification Methods and the Search for Continuity R. Plomin, Developmental Behavior Genetics: Stability and Instability O.H. Feldman, M.L. Adams, Intelligence, Stability, and Continuity: Changing Conceptions .