Encyclopedia of Infant and Early Childhood Development, Three-Volume Set

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  • Marshall Haith
  • Janette B. Benson
  • Encyclopedia of Infant and Early Childhood Development, Three-Volume Set

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    Infancy is a unique period, in that at no other state is there greater growth and development. During this time, growth is occurring at a physical level, but equally impressive are the socio-emotional and cognitive developments during this time. Genetics, the womb environment, and the physical environment after birth all combine to impact the rate and manner of growth. Who we ultimately become as individuals begins here. Intended for university and public libraries, the Encyclopedia of Infant and Early Childhood Development is the major reference work that provides a comprehensive entry point into all of the existing literature on child development from the fields of psychology, genetics, neuroscience, and sociology. The scope of this work is to understand the developmental changes, when they occur, why they occur, how they occur, and those factors that influence that development. Although some medical information is included, the emphasis is on normal growth and is primarily from a psychological perspective.

    Key Features

    *Cutting edge content will encompass the period of time from neo-nates to age three *Award-winning Editors-in-Chief to ensure authoritative quality *Organized alphabetically by topic for ease of reference *Each article will include a glossary defining any unique terms *Suggested readings at the end of each article provide a resource for additional information *Extensively cross-referenced within the work to enable reader access to full and relevant information related to their interests *Online availability via ScienceDirect platform


    University and public libraries (primary) Research laboratories and hospitals (secondary) Although the information will be cutting edge and comprehensive, it will be written in language appropriate for the lay reader, without scientific references in the body of the text.


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    About the authors

    Janette B. Benson

    Janette B. Benson is an Associate Dean, Morgridge College of Educationan and Associate Professor in the Psychology Department at the University of Denver. She recently served for five years as the Director of the University-wide Office of Academic Assessment and co-chaired the successful University reaccreditation. Dr. Benson’s expertise is in cognitive and sensorimotor development in infancy and early childhood, and her research has been funded by the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, The MacArthur Foundation and the March of Dimes. Dr. Benson has published several articles, book chapters and has edited or co-edited several books, including The Encyclopedia of Infancy and Early Childhood Development. She has been the recipient of several awards and honors, including the University of Denver Scholar – Teacher of the Year (1993), the 2000 CASE Colorado Professor of the Year, a Carnegie Scholar, a Fellow of the Association for Psychological Science, member of the Board of Directors of Shortridge Academy, and the serial editor of Advances in Child Development and Behavior.


    "...this very high quality work offers comprehensive insight, especially in the field of infant development, which cannot be found in other similar works in the field. Highly recommended." -R. L. Wadham, Brigham Young University, in CHOICE, September 2008