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Research Guides: HDP 257 Infant & Toddler Behavior and Development

Get Started: Reference Works
Handbook of Attachment (2nd ed.)
Print Location: R 155.92 H19 2008
Provides comprehensive information on the state of current research on attachment, as well as historical background and future directions.  Find it on Floor 1M of the library.
Handbook of Pediatric Psychology (4th ed.)
Print Location: R 618.9200019 H19 2009
Addresses professional and cross-cutting issues related to pediatric psychology; medical, developmental, behavior, and cognitive-affective conditions; public health issues; systems; and emerging health issues.
Play, Learning, and the Early Childhood Curriculum (2nd ed.) Restricted Resource Some full text available
Addresses the value of play for children in terms of their development, and how educators may take advantage of play in the classroom. 
Handbook of Infant Mental Health, 3rd ed. Restricted Resource Some full text available
Covers infant development, risk and protective factors, assessment, psychopathology, intervention, and applications of infant mental health. Written by experts, this work is vital for anyone interested in early intervention.
Handbook of Parenting (2nd ed.)
Print Location: R 649.1 H19 2012
Excellent overview of theory and research on parenting. Find it on Floor 1M of the library.
Cambridge Encyclopedia of Child Development Restricted Resource Some full text available
Thorough guide to topics in child development, including theories, research and practice. Also looks at cultural issues, sex differences and the history of child development.
Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of Infant Development Restricted Resource Some full text available
Provides comprehensive coverage of the basic research relating to infant development. Topics include: perceptual and cognitive development, social cognition, communication, language and social-emotional development
Find Books & eBooks

Search your keyword in the box above, or try one of these subject searches:
Attachment behavior in children.
Infant psychology.
Find Articles: Search Databases and e-journals
PsycINFO Restricted Resource Some full text available
Connects you to international scholarly literature in the psychological, social, behavioral, and health sciences fields.   Compiled & maintained by American Psychological Association (APA).
CINAHL with Full Text Restricted Resource Some full text available
The Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature (CINAHL) provides extensive access to materials on health-related issues from nursing and allied health scholarship.  For example, you can find research on physical fitness in children or child life care.  Access is limited to four concurrent users.
MEDLINE Restricted Resource Some full text available
Created by the National Library of Medicine, MEDLINE provides authoritative medical information on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, pre-clinical sciences, and more. 
ERIC Restricted Resource
A great education source, ERIC provides citations and abstracts--and sometimes full text--from scholarly journals, conference proceedings, government documents, theses, dissertations, and technical reports going back to 1966.
Browse Journals
Zero to Three Journal Restricted Resource Some full text available
Provides information on best practice, research, and policy for early childhood. Wheelock College students, faculty and staff have full-text access to the Zero to Three journal; use the link above to log in, then click "full issue." Print issues from 1980 to 2014 are located on Floor 3 of the Wheelock Library.
Child Development is a peer-reviewed journal that publishes original research on child and adolescent development.
Developmental Psychology publishes empirical studies as well as scholarly reviews and theoretical articles.  Published by the American Psychological Association (APA).
Watch & Listen: Multimedia Resources
Videatives (streaming video) Restricted Resource Resource contains video
Videatives compiles short video clips of children and teachers, along with informed interpretation by educators. Sample topics include spatial relations, child-child and child-teacher communication. Videos and analysis are arranged by subject and age of child.
Class Materials
Subject Specialist
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Rosalind Bucy
Librarian for the Arts & Sciences
Tel: 617-879- 2398

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Maric Kramer
Librarian for Graduate & Professional Programs
Tel: 617-879- 1141

Consumer Health Sites
Designed for a non-specialist audience, these sites can be very helpful when presenting information to parents.

Revised: Apr 16th 2015
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