Jealousy in infant-peer trios: From narcissism to culture

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The first sections of this chapter rework the dyadic framework of infancy research in terms of a theory of 'thirdness', the capacity for relating as a 'third party' to relationships between two (or more) others, a capacity which is argued by some cultural theorists to underpin humans' accession to culture. We will then be in a position to examine the recent surge of research on 'triadic interaction', to assess its implications for conceptualising the early stages of human enculturation. Central to my discussion is previously-published empirical case-based research on infants in groups, in particular, all-infant trios (Selby & Bradley, 2003a; 2003b; Bradley & Selby, 2004).
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHandbook of Jealousy
Subtitle of host publicationTheories, Principles and Multidisciplinary Approaches
EditorsS. Hart, M. Legerstee
Place of PublicationHoboken,NJ
Number of pages43
ISBN (Print)9781405185790
Publication statusPublished - 2010


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