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The Infant’s World

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$33.50 • £29.95 • €30.95

ISBN 9780674008366

Publication Date: 05/15/2004


272 pages

5-1/2 x 9 inches

8 halftones, 3 line illustrations

The Developing Child


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This is a well-written, well-argued book, with a novel structure… And what of the world of the infant? It is not the blooming, buzzing confusion of James, but neither is it our narratively structured, past-and-future–focused internal experience. It is something we can only guess at, but Rochat guesses better than most.—Dina Lew, The Psychologist

Rochat’s delightful book detailing the development of infant social cognition is the first of its kind. In six compact chapters, the author brings the reader into the world of the infant… An excellent resource…highly recommended.—J. F. Heberle, Choice

This is a marvelous book, an important book. It brings theorizing about human development into new, richer focus. Rochat articulates the ecological perspective with compelling clarity, carefully grounds his argument, and engages the reader with intriguing examples.—Dare Baldwin, University of Oregon

An exceptionally thoughtful reflection on how very young children organize their understanding of the world, which cites an abundance of evidence about details while never losing sight of the big picture. Rochat has written a little gem.—Jerome Bruner, New York University

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