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Putting infants in their place

Spurrett, David and Dellis, Andrew (2003) Putting infants in their place. [Journal (Paginated)] (In Press)

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Abstract

The interests of mother and infants do not exactly coincide. Further, infants are not merely objects of attempted control by mothers, but the sources of attempts to control what mothers do. Taking account of the ways in which this is so suggest an enriched perspective on mother-infant interaction, and on the beginnings of conventionalized signaling.

Item Type:Journal (Paginated)
Keywords:motherese
Subjects:Psychology > Developmental Psychology
Biology > Behavioral Biology
JOURNALS > Behavioral & Brain Sciences
ID Code:3380
Deposited By:Spurrett, Professor David
Deposited On:13 Jan 2004
Last Modified:11 Mar 2011 08:55

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