On the Ontogenesis of Emotions and Emotion-Cognition Relationships in Infancy

  • Carroll E. Izard
Part of the Genesis of Behavior book series (GOBE, volume 1)


In considering emotion development in infancy, it is important to remember that the emotions and the emotion system cannot be studied in isolation. The infant is a whole human being and the personality of the infant, like the personality of the adult, consists of an organization of a complexly interrelated set of subsystems. In a general sense, infant development can be considered as the process whereby these systems become effectively organized so that they interact and interrelate harmoniously in producing integrated behavior (Izard, 1971; Sroufe, 1977).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Carroll E. Izard
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  1. 1.University of DelawareNewarkUSA

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