Interaction between Young Siblings in the Context of Family Relationships

  • Judy Dunn
  • Carol Kendrick
Part of the Genesis of Behavior book series (GOBE, volume 2)


Most babies grow up in families. They thus develop their powers of social understanding and communication within a web of relationships between mother, father, siblings, grandparents, and friends. Within this network, psychologists have turned their attention to the mother-child dyad, and recently to the father-child dyad, but we know very little about the other relationships that a child forms, or about the ways in which these various relationships interact. We are particularly ignorant about the relationship between young siblings, and about how this affects and is affected by the relationship between each child and the parents.


Young Child Positive Interaction Sibling Pair Inanimate Object Social Encounter 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Judy Dunn
    • 1
  • Carol Kendrick
    • 1
  1. 1.Medical Research Coundl Unit on the Development and Integration of BehaviourUniversity Sub-Department of Animal BehaviourMadingleyEngland

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