Ch. 1. The More Things Change: Politics and PET Scans -- Ch. 2. The Science of Brain Research -- Ch. 3. Family Leave -- Ch. 4. Early Intervention and Child Care / Amanda Schweder -- Ch. 5. Home Visitation and Parent Education -- Ch. 6. Child Abuse and the Brain -- Ch. 7. The Mozart Effect: Not Learning from History / Stephanie Jones -- Ch. 8. The Brain, Prenatal Development, and Nutrition / Emily Tanner -- Ch. 9. The Brain Campaign: Brain Development and the Media -- Ch. 10. Epilogue: Implications of the Infant Brain Debate.
Drawing on the latest research from the social sciences and studies on the brain to answer questions and exploring what they mean for social policy and child and family development, this book offers recommendations for child care and development based on current brain research and its implications. A must-read for parents and policy makers alike. Illustrations.