The Changing American Family and Its Implications for Infant Social Development: The Sample Case of Maternal Employment

  • Michael E. Lamb
  • Lindsay Chase-Lansdale
  • Margaret Tresch Owen
Part of the Genesis of Behavior book series (GOBE, volume 2)


Within the last decade, major changes have occurred in the way psychologists view psychosocial development in infancy. Prominent among these are conceptual advances bringing the realization that infants play an active role in their socialization, and an acknowledgment that the infant’s social world is a multidimensional one, comprising relationships with mother, father, sibling(s), and, to an increasing extent, peers.


Child Development Implicit Theory Maternal Employment Psychosocial Development Maternal Sensitivity 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Michael E. Lamb
    • 1
  • Lindsay Chase-Lansdale
    • 1
  • Margaret Tresch Owen
    • 1
  1. 1.Center for Human Growth and Development and Department of PsychologyUniversity of MichiganAnn ArborUSA

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