Infant Monkeys’ Achievement of Temporal Coherence with Their Social Group

  • Clare F. Haynes
  • Ted D. Wade
  • Thomas Z. Cassel
Part of the Topics in Developmental Psychobiology book series (TDP)


For a socially living animal, survival requires that its actions be appropriately coordinated in both space and time with the actions of other group members. In general, the achievement of an adaptive harmony of action among members of social groups is required. The achievement of a harmony of action would presumably require the operation of psychobiological mechanisms on a variety of levels. These mechanisms give rise to the behavioral coordination characteristic of dyadic, triadic, and other subgroup relations. The coherent coordination of these social units constitutes the complex unity of the overall social group. It is to this multiform and yet unified life space that the socially living animal must adapt.


Group State Young Infant Activity Rhythm Social Engagement Temporal Coherence 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Clare F. Haynes
    • 1
  • Ted D. Wade
    • 2
  • Thomas Z. Cassel
    • 3
  1. 1.C. Henry Kempe Center for the Treatment and Prevention of Child Abuse and NeglectDenverUSA
  2. 2.Central LaboratoryUniversity of Colorado Health Sciences CenterDenverUSA
  3. 3.Plymouth Center for Human DevelopmentNorthvilleUSA

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