Research Guides: HDP 257 Infant & Toddler Behavior and Development

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Blackwell Handbook of Sensation and Perception Restricted Resource Some full text available
Covers all aspects of perception and sensation, including sight, hearing, smell, feel, and taste. Some chapters include information on assessing sensory perception in infants and children.

Handbook of Attachment (2nd ed.) R 155.92 H19 2008
Provides comprehensive information on the state of current research on attachment, as well as historical background and future directions. 

Handbook of Infant Biopsychosocial Development (2015)
Puts a biopsychosocial lens on infant development. Chapters address perceptual and cognitive processes; social and emotional processes; and the implicaions of adversity and risk. Also discussed are theoretical and methodological issues related to research. [This is a print book located on Floor 1 of the library.]

The 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

The Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of Childhood Cognitive Development Restricted Resource Some full text available
Spans all aspects of childhood cognitive development, including language, memory, play, reasoning, and more.

Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of Childhood Social Development Restricted Resource Some full text available
Authoritative guide to understanding childhood social development from pre-school age to the onset of adolescence. Covers such topics as contexts for social devleopment; family and peer relationships; and behavior.

Cambridge Encyclopedia of Child Development (2005) 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.

Handbook of Infant Mental Health, 3rd ed. (2009) 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.) R 649.1 H19 2012
Excellent overview of theory and research on parenting. Volume 1 concerns children and parenting; vol. 2, biology and ecology of parenting; vol. 3, being and becoming a parent; vol. 4, social conditions and applied parenting; vol. 5, practical issues in parenting.

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Attachment behavior in children.
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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).

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.

Consumer Health Sites

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

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