Cover: The Infant’s World, from Harvard University PressCover: The Infant’s World in PAPERBACK

The Infant’s World

Add to Cart

Product Details


$33.50 • £26.95 • €30.00

ISBN 9780674008366

Publication Date: 05/15/2004


272 pages

5-1/2 x 9 inches

8 halftones, 3 line illustrations

The Developing Child


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

Recent News

Black lives matter. Black voices matter. A statement from HUP »

From Our Blog

Graphic: Golden yellow stylized sun

HUP ReadUP: Summer Reads

We asked our colleagues, “What is one word you would use to describe an ideal summer read?” Their answers range across all the summer feels, from those easygoing lazy hazy days to that voltage of energy that fires up a reawakening. What’s more, their responses include book recommendations sure to help you breeze through the sunny season—from our own library as well as those of fellow university presses.