Peer Behavior and Mother-Infant Interaction in Maltreated Children

  • Michael Lewis
  • Stephanie Schaeffer
Part of the Genesis of Behavior book series (GOBE, volume 3)


Our interest in maltreated infants stems from two concerns: one theoretical, the other practical. From a theoretical point of view we are interested in the interdependence of early social experiences, more specifically, the effect of the mother-child relationship on other social relationships. From a practical point of view, we are interested in how one might intervene in the lives of maltreated children so as to ameliorate the potentially harmful effects of a poor parent-child relationship.


Child Abuse Attachment Relationship Control Mother Infant Behavior Maltreated Child 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Michael Lewis
    • 1
  • Stephanie Schaeffer
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute for the study of Exceptional ChildrenEducational Testing ServicePrincetonUSA

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