List of Figures. List of Tables. List of Plates. Preface. Acknowledgements. Part I: History and Developmental Theory:. 1. Introduction to Developmental Functions: Darwin Muir. 2. A Biographical Sketch of an Infant: Charles Darwin. 3. Baby in a Box: B. F. Skinner. 4. The Stages of the Intellectual Development of a Child: J. Piaget. 5. The Connectionist Infant: Would Piaget Turn in His Grave?: Annette Karmiloff--Smith. Part II: Continuity--Discontinuity and Nature--Nurture Issues:. 6. Can Measures of Infant Information Processing Predict Later Intellectual Ability?: Alan Slater. 7. Biological Bases of Childhood Shyness: J. Kagan, S. Reznick and N. Snidman. 8. The Genetic Basis of Complex Human Behaviors: R. Plomin, M. Owen and P. McGuffin. Part III: Perception and Cognition:. 9. Of Human Bonding: Newborns Prefer their Mothersa Voices: T. DeCasper and W. Fifer. 10. Listening to Speech in the First Year of Life: J. Werker and R. Desjardins. 11. Pattern and Space Perception in Young Infants: D. Muir, D. Humphrey and G. Humphrey. 12. Imitation of Facial and Manual Gestures by Human Neonates: A. Meltzoff and M. Moore. 13. Resolving the Debate about Early Imitation: A. Meltzoff and M. Moore. Part IV: Memory, Learning and Cognition:. 14. Reactivation of Infant Memory: C. K. Rovee--Collier, M. W, Sullivan, Mary Enright, D. Lucas and J. W. Fagan. 15. Rapid Change in the Symbolic Functioning of Very young Children: J. S. DeLoache. 16. Deception in 3--year--olds: M. Lewis, C. Stanger and M. W. Sullivan. 17. How Suggestible are Preschool Children? Cognitive and Social Factors: Stephen J. Ceci and Mary Lyn Crotteau Huffman. 18. Development of Childrena s Knowledge about the Appearance--Reality Distinction: J. Flavell. 19. Children as Folk Psychologists: The Developing Understanding of the Mind: K. Lee and B. Homer. 20. Development of Intuitive Theories of Motion: Curvilinear Motion in the Absence of External Forces: M. K. Kaiser, M. McCloskey and D. R. Proffitt. Part V: Language and Communication:. 21. Babbling in the Manual Mode: Evidence for the Ontogeny of Language: L. Pettito and P. F. Marentette. 22. The Role of Discourse Novelty in Early Word Learning: N. Akhtar, M. Carpenter and M. Tomasello. 23. Young Childrena s Appreciation of the Mental Impact of Their Communicative Signals: H. Shwe and E. Markman. 24. Rules of Language: S. Pinker. 25. Childrena s Understanding of Notions as Domains of Knowledge versus Referential--Communicative Tools: L. Tolchinsky--Landsman and A. Karmiloff--Smith. 26. Categorizing Sounds and Learning to Read -- A Causal Connection: L. Bradley and P. E. Bryant. Part VI: Social and Emotional Development:. 27. Self Development and Self--Conscious Emotions: M. Lewis, M. Sullivan, C. Stanger and M. Weiss. 28. Recent Developments in Attachment Theory and Research: S. Goldberg. 29. American Child Care Today: S. Scarr. 30. Chinese and Canadian Childrena s Evaluations of Lying and Truth Telling: Similarities and Differences in the Context of Pro-- and Anti--social Behaviors. 31. The Relationship Between Parenting Types and Older Adolescentsa Personality, Academic Achievement, Adjustment and Substance Use: L. H. Weiss and J. C. Schwartz. 32. Understanding Bullying from a Dynamic Systems Perspective: D. Pepler, W. M. Craig and P. Oa Connell. 33. The Company they Keep: Friendships and their Developmental Significance: W. Hartup. Part VII: Children at Risk:. 34. Helen Keller: An Extraordinary Life: Alan Slater. 35. Children of the Garden Island: E. Werner. 36. Learning and Development in Children With Downa s Syndrome: J. Wishart. 37. Cognitive Development and Cognitive Deficit: U. Frith. 38. Head Start: Criticisms in a Constructive Context: E. Zigler and S. Styfco. 39. The Domain of Developmental Psychopathology: L. Sroufe and M. Rutter. Index.