Poverty and brain development during childhood [electronic resource] : an approach from cognitive psychology and neuroscience / Sebasti�an J. Lipina, Jorge A. Colombo.
By: Lipina, Sebasti�an J.
Contributor(s): Colombo, Jorge A.Series: APA human brain development series: Publisher: Washington, D.C. : American Psychological Association, c2009Edition: 1st ed.Description: xiii, 172 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.ISBN: 9781433804458 (print ed.); 143380445X (print ed.).Subject(s): Child development deviations | Poverty -- Psychological aspects | Brain -- Growth | Developmental neurophysiology | Cognitive neuroscience | Developmental Disabilities | Brain -- growth & development | Child | Learning Disorders -- etiology | Neurophysiology | PovertyAdditional physical formats: OriginalDDC classification: 362.198/92 Online resources: Fulltext available via EBSCOhost - Shibboleth login required Also issued in print.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
Conceptualization and measurement of poverty -- Experimental models: effects of physical and social privation on brain development -- Effects of poverty on development I: health, educational, and psychometric perspectives -- Effects of poverty on development II: neuroscience perspectives -- Intervention programs -- Contributions to public policies.
"The present volume reviews the impact of different types of early deprivations on structural and functional brain organization. The risk from multiple influences of systemic poverty is that these children will suffer not only from loss of opportunity but from poor development of their nervous systems. We also describe how poverty affects cognitive and socioemotional development and then analyze the potential contributions of neuroscientific disciplines to the design of early interventions aimed at optimizing the cognitive performance of socioeconomically disadvantaged children. We hope this book will be useful for students and colleagues interested in this field. Most scientists in the developed world are unfamiliar with the situation confronting the poor in underdeveloped countries. This book could help remedy that lack of understanding and lead to more concerted efforts to provide improved conditions for the world's poor"--Book. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2010 APA, all rights reserved).
Also issued in print.
Electronic reproduction. Washington, D.C. : American Psychological Association, 2010. Available via World Wide Web. Access limited by licensing agreement. s2010 dcunns