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Ethological Studies of Child Behaviour - N.Blurton Jones

Ethological Studies of Child Behaviour

By: N.Blurton Jones (Editor)

Paperback Published: 9th September 1974
ISBN: 9780521098557
Number Of Pages: 412

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This 1972 volume contains specially written reports by research workers in zoology, psychology and psychiatry applying methods of comparative ethology in studies of human behaviour. It is intended as a contrast to popular researches in animal behaviour. There has been a considerable increase in the number of descriptive/analytical studies of human behaviour concerned principally with the behaviour of children and their mothers, and the methods have become widely used. The present collection of papers assesses the value of the methods and clarifies the particular contributions which they may make to an understanding of human behaviour. The papers cover a range of topics familiar from animal studies: non-verbal communication, mother-infant interaction, play and aggressive behaviour, but also range widely into more usual subjects for developmental psychology: cross-cultural studies, development of skills, class differences in mother-infant interactions. This is essentially a book for research workers, teachers and students of behavioural sciences.

Characteristics of ethological studies of human behaviour
Child-Child Interactions
Human non-verbal behaviour, a means of communication
Patterns of play and social interaction in pre-school children
Categories of child-child interaction
Aspects of social development in nursery school children, with emphasis on introduction to the group
Reactions of pre-school children to a strange observer
Mother-Child Interactions
An observational study of mother-infant interaction
Attachment behaviour out of doors
Behaviour of children and their mothers at separation and greeting
A comparison of the social behaviour of some normal and problem children
Aspects of the developmental ethology of a foraging people
Comparative aspects of mother-child contact
The evolution and ontogeny of hand function
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ISBN: 9780521098557
ISBN-10: 0521098556
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 412
Published: 9th September 1974
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 2.34
Weight (kg): 0.6