The Development Of Social Engagement: Neurobiological Perspectives

Hardcover | December 15, 2005

EditorPeter J. Marshall, Nathan A. Fox

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The Development of Social Engagement, edited by Peter J. Marshall and Nathan A. Fox, brings together some of the latest research on social engagement processes across a range of life stages and species. The opening chapters provide overviews of cutting-edge research on social engagement inareas such as temperament, face processing, joint attention, language development, and early social cognition in humans. Subsequent chapters address questions related to biological determinants of social systems, play, and maternal behavior across a variety of species, as well as evolutionaryissues associated with social engagement. Finally, a number of chapters examine the application of rigorous biologically focused research paradigms to the study of atypical social engagement in children. Atypical social engagement is framed in terms of disorders such as autism and WilliamsSyndrome, as well as in the effects of adverse early rearing environments such as institutions. This volume will be a valuable guide for those interested in a neurobiological approach to the study of social development. It provides an introduction to current research directions in this rapidlyexpanding field for both student and professional researchers in developmental psychology, comparative psychology, and developmental psychopathology.

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The Development of Social Engagement, edited by Peter J. Marshall and Nathan A. Fox, brings together some of the latest research on social engagement processes across a range of life stages and species. The opening chapters provide overviews of cutting-edge research on social engagement inareas such as temperament, face processing, jo...

Peter J. Marshall is Assistant Professor of Psychology at Temple University. His research interests include temperament, attachment, and the utility of electrophysical measures of nervous system functioning in research on social, emotional, and cognitive development in infancy and early childhood.LNathan A. Fox is Professor of Human ...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:450 pages, 6.3 × 9.09 × 1.1 inPublished:December 15, 2005Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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1. Biological Approaches to the Study of Social Engagement,Peter J. Marshall and Nathan A. Fox2. Temperamental Exuberance: Correlates and Consequences, Cindy P. Polak-Toste and Megan R. Gunnar3. Neural Bases of Infants' Processing of Social Information in Faces, Michelle de Haan and Margriet Groen4. Joint Attention, Social Engagement and the Development of Social Competence,Peter Mundy and C. Francoise Acra5. The Social Dimension in Language Development: A Rich History and a New Frontier, Shannon M. Pruden, Kathy Hirsh-Pasek and Roberta Michnick Golinkoff;6. Neuro-cognitive bases of preschoolers' theory-of-mind development: Integrating cognitive neuroscience and cognitive development, Mark A. Sabbagh7. The Neurobiology of Social Bonds and Affiliation, Miranda M. Lim and Larry J. Young8. The Neurobiology of Maternal Behavior in Mammals, Frederic Levy and Alison S. Fleming9. Play and the development of social engagement.,Sergio M. Pellis and Vivien C. Pellis10. Evolutionary Perspectives on Social Engagement, Heidi Keller and Athanasios Chasiotis11. Understanding impairments in social engagement in autismRaphael Bernier, Sara Jane Webb, and Geraldine Dawson12. Social Engagement in Williams Syndrome,Helen Tager-Flusberg and Daniela Plesa-Skwerer13. The psychological effects of early institutional rearing, Michael Rutter

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"...covers a significant breadth of information; the pertinent literature is reviewed, new research presented, and hypotheses suggested to explain many aspects of developing social competence. Although this book focuses primarily on social and emotional development, it also presents anintriguing perspective on cognitive development, particularly with regard to the interaction between cognition, emotion, and social engagement."--PsycCRITIQUES