This book examines the importance of prenatal, birth, and postnatal factors in determining the extent of "risk" that may be predicted for an infant in the first year of life and in early childhood. It highlights the multiplicity of factors that contribute to "survival" in the developmental process.

chapter 1|9 pages

The Human Infant and the Processes of Development

ByFrances Degen Horowitz

chapter 2|19 pages

Perinatal Indicators and Psychophysiological Precursors of Crib Death

ByLewis P. Lipsitt

chapter 3|12 pages

Controlling Food Preferences in Children

ByTrygg Engen

chapter 4|35 pages

The Critical Period Hypothesis Revisited

Mother to Infant Social Bonding in the Neonatal Period
ByP. H. Leiderman

chapter 5|23 pages

Caretaking or Reproductive Casualty?

Determinants in Developmental Deviancy
ByArnold J. Sameroff

chapter 6|6 pages

Epilogue: Safeguarding the Developmental Journey

ByFrances Degen Horowitz