Appropriate for undergraduate courses in Infant Development, Infant Care, and Infancy Intervention. Also suitable as a supplementary text for general courses in Child Development or Child Psychology. This text covers infant development-from conception though the first years of life-from an interdisciplinary perspective. Following the same topical format of the first edition, today's Second Edition features comprehensive, current information on each area of importance in infant development. The text's balanced coverage of theory, research, and practical application, as well as the strong emphasis on the interrelationships between various developmental domains and the importance of the "whole" infant, have been retained and enhanced.