Social Influences and Socialization in Infancy

  • Michael Lewis
  • Saul Feinman

Part of the Genesis of Behavior book series (GOBE, volume 6)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Influence Lost, Influence Regained

    1. Saul Feinman, Michael Lewis
      Pages 1-19
  3. Sources of Influence

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 21-21
    2. Leonard A. Rosenblum
      Pages 23-39
    3. K. Alison Clarke-Stewart
      Pages 41-61
    4. Sharon Landesman, James Jaccard, Virginia Gunderson
      Pages 63-96
    5. Judith F. Dunn
      Pages 97-109
    6. Michael Lewis
      Pages 111-134
  4. Processes of Influence

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 135-135
    2. H. Rudolph Schaffer
      Pages 165-184
    3. John E. Richters, Everett Waters
      Pages 185-213
    4. Ina Č. Užgiris
      Pages 215-251
    5. Saul Feinman
      Pages 281-325
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 327-348

About this book


How are we to understand the complex forces that shape human behav­ ior? A variety of diverse perspectives, drawing on studies of human behavioral ontogeny, as well as humanity's evolutionary heritage, seem to provide the best likelihood of success. It is in an attempt to synthesize such potentially disparate approaches to human development into an integrated whole that we undertake this series on the genesis of beh- ior. In many respects, the incredible burgeoning of research in child development over the last two decades or so seems like a thousand lines of inquiry spreading outward in an incoherent starburst of effort. The need exists to provide, on an ongoing basis, an arena of discourse within which the threads of continuity among those diverse lines of research on human development can be woven into a fabric of meaning and under­ standing. Scientists, scholars, and those who attempt to translate their efforts into the practical realities of the care and guidance of infants and children are the audience that we seek to reach. Each requires the oppor­ tunity to see-to the degree that our knowledge in given areas per­ mits-various aspects of development in a coherent, integrated fashion. It is hoped that this series-which brings together research on infant biology, developing infant capacities, animal models, and impact of so­ cial, cultural, and familial forces on development, and the distorted products of such forces under certain circumstances-serves these important social and scientific needs.


behavior care child child development childhood children complex development environment family human behavior knowledge learning research socialization

Editors and affiliations

  • Michael Lewis
    • 1
  • Saul Feinman
    • 2
  1. 1.Robert Wood Johnson Medical SchoolNew BrunswickUSA
  2. 2.University of WyomingLaramieUSA

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