American Academy of Pediatrics, 317-318

American Public Health Association, 317-318

America's Children: Health Insurance and Access to Care, 535

Amygdala, 213

Animal studies, 73

brain development, 183, 189, 191, 193, 195, 196-198, 202, 203, 205-206, 212, 213-214, 217, 549, 550

gene-environment interactions, 51-52

language learning, 129

parental attachment and reaction to stress, 237

Annie E. Casey Foundation, 206

Antisocial behavior, 14, 34, 42, 51, 52, 176-180, 345, 404

cultural factors, 59-60

see also Child abuse and neglect;

Crime;

Violence and Aggressiveness

Armed Forces Qualifying Tests, 286

Asians, 59, 61-62, 65, 108, 131, 136

Assessment of programs, see Evaluation of programs

Attention, 92, 94, 115-121, 125, 161, 213, 349

brain development, 114

disorders, 29, 42, 51, 119-120, 177, 258, 333, 349

emotions and, 114

interventions, 349

parental factors, 119

Attitudes

disabled persons, attitudes toward, 174

nonparental care providers, 318

parents of children rejected by peers, 170-171

peers rejection, 5, 164, 165, 167-168, 170-171, 174, 176-177, 180-181

racial prejudice, 25, 58, 63, 64, 65, 249, 341, 356, 358

self-worth, 163, 230, 236, 253, 264, 265, 289, 291, 375

working poor, 272

see also Depression;

Motivational factors;

Temperament

Auditory perception, 53, 54, 125, 128, 130, 137, 143-144, 146, 150, 157, 299

brain development, 184, 187, 190, 195-196, 199, 205-206, 216

crying, 100

deafness and other impairments, 29, 111, 129, 130-132, 134, 136, 151-152, 190, 205-206, 216, 364, 392, 412-413

music, 27, 54, 110, 155, 156

Autism, 42, 51, 129, 130, 133, 151-152, 161, 234, 274, 338, 343, 363

Axons, 24, 185, 186-187, 189

B

The Best Intentions: Unintended Pregnancy and the Well-Being of Children and Families, 542

Birth process, AIDS transmission, 541

Birthweight, 74, 79, 95, 97, 174, 274, 405

brain development, 206, 209, 211, 212

interventions, 211, 340, 349, 351, 361, 364, 540-541

see also Premature infants

Black persons, see African-Americans

Blindness and visual impairments, 132, 184, 189-190, 216, 392

Brain development, 3, 4, 6, 7, 21, 24-25, 37, 53-55, 182-217, 388, 391, 397, 412-413

abused children, 184, 212-215, 217, 256-257, 413

adolescents, 185, 187, 201, 205, 397



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