"This interdisciplinary reference work pursues and largely realizes the ambitious objective of surverying the leading topics in contemporary academic and applied child development. Authoritatively written fromculturally diverse orientations, this bulky single volume covers, in a jargonless manner, a number of topical areas sure to be of interest to a wide-ranging leadership." -- American Reference Books Annual
"The impressive trio of highly prominent contributors, the succinct but detailed tone of individual entries, and the scope and breadth of coverage makes the encyclopedia a key volume, and one sure to influecne the field as a prominent reference source to researchers, clinicians, students and others for many years." PsycCritiques David C. Schwebel
The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Child Development is a definitive, accessible and up-to-date account of all aspects of child development. Written by an international team of leading experts, it adopts an interdisciplinary approach covering everything from neonatal development to education, pediatrics, neuroscience, theories and research methods,physical development, social development, cognitive development, psychopathology and parenting. The editors also look at cultural issues, sex differences and the history of child development. Brian Hopkins is co-author of Crying as a Sign, a Symptom, and a Signal (Cambridge, 2000).