Interaction in Human Development unites theoretical essays and empirical accounts bearing directly on the nature of interactions as a principal factor and organizing feature in human mental and social development. The papers discuss all areas of interaction including genetic, environmental, life-span, interpersonal, and cultural. Ideal as a text for students and as a reference for professionals in personality, developmental, educational, and environmental psychology, psychotherapy, behavioral medicine, and language.
"This may be the most stimulating and significant volume yet to appear in the 'Cross currents in Contemporary Psychology' series; it is a critically important addition to this series, and a valuable supplement to the "Life-Span Developmental Psychology" series….Highly recommended for upper-division undergraduates."
"This book is intended for advanced developmentalists and would make an excellent text for a graduate seminar."
—Child Development Abstracts & Bibliography
Contents: J.S. Bruner, M.H. Bornstein, On Interaction. Part I:Interaction in Cognitive Development. J. Tudge, B. Rogoff, Peer Influences on Cognitive Development: Piagetian and Vygotskian Perspectives. M. Bovet, S. ParratDayan, J. Voneche, Cognitive Development and Interaction. D. Wood, Social Interaction as Tutoring. Part II:Interaction in Language Acquisition C.E. Snow, Understanding Social Interaction and Language Acquisition: Sentences Are Not Enough. S. Curtiss, The Independence and Task-Specificity of Language. E.A. Schegloff, Reflections on Language, Development, and the Interactional Character of Talk-in-lnteraction. Part III:Child-Caretaker Interaction. C.S. Bergeman, R. Plomin, Genotype-Environmental Interaction. F.F. Strayer, E. Moss, The Co-Construction of Representational Activity During Social Interaction. M.H. Bornstein, Between Caretakers and Their Young: Two Modes of Interaction and Their Consequences for Cognitive Growth. Part IV:How to Formulate the Interaction Problem? R.M. Lerner, Developmental Contextualism and the Life-Span View of Person-Context Interaction. R. Bakeman, L.B . Adamson, P. Strisik, Lags and Logs: Statistical Approaches to Interaction C.J.Lumsden, The Gene-Culture Connection: Interaction Across Levels of Analysis.