(Toddlers + Toys) = (An Autonomous Social System)

Part of the Genesis of Behavior book series (GOBE, volume 2)


Pretend you are in New York City. It is 1925. You stand in the gloom of a narrow, dirty street. Except for the snow falling, everything is brown: the buildings are brown; the horse manure-littered street is brown; the house sparrows are brown fluff, huddled in the sooty eaves. Horses’ hooves and carriage wheels clatter against cobblestones. Immigrant children—one barefoot—rush out one door, screech at the slushy snow, and disappear in the neighboring door. Shapeless women with bundled babies tred through the slush and enter an undistinguished building. The temporary sign beside its door reads “MILK DEPOT.” Here the mothers receive medical aid and milk for their babies.


Social Interaction Social Skill Personality Type House Sparrow Early Child Development 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Psychology DepartmentBoston UniversityBostonUSA

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