Advances in Child Development and Behavior is intended to ease the task faced by researchers, instructors, and students who are confronted by the vast amount of research and theoretical discussion in child development and behavior. The serial provides scholarly technical articles with critical reviews, recent advances in research, and fresh theoretical viewpoints. Volume 31 discusses chidren's understanding of photographs as spatial and expressive representations, school relationships and their influence on behavior, literacy and the role of letter names, emotion, morality, and self, working memory in infancy, differentiated sense of the past and the future, cognitive flexibility and language abilities, understanding children with medical and physical disorders, bio-ecological environment and development, and early literacy.
L.S. Liben, Beyond Point and Shootof Photographs as Spatial and Expressive Representations.G.W. Ladd, Probing the Adaptive Significance of Children's Behavior and Relationships: A Child by Environment Perspective.R.A. Treiman and B. Kessler, The Role of Letter Names in the Acquisition of Literacy.R.A. Thompson, D.J. Laible, and L.L. Ontai, Early Understandings of Emotion, Morality, and Self: Developing a Working Model.K. Pelphrey and J.S. Reznick, Working Memory in Infancy.W.J. Friedman, The Development of a Differentiated Sense of the Past and the Future.G. Deak, The Development of Cognitive Flexibility and Language Abilities.D. Bugental and D.A. Beaulieu, A Bio-Social Cognitive Approach to Understanding and Promoting the Outcomes of Children with Medical and Physical Disorders.T. Wachs, Expanding Our View of Context: The Bio-Ecological Environment and Development.M.M. McClelland, M. Kessenich, and F.J. Morrison, Pathways to Early Literacy: The Complex Interplay of Child, Family, and Sociocultural Factors.