Social Development in Infancy: Looking Backward, Looking Forward

  • Ross D. Parke


I want to use this opportunity to document and chronicle the significant shifts that have taken place in the field of infant social development from the 1960s to the present—as a way of illustrating both the changes and the progress that we have made and to highlight Henry Ricciuti’s role in both anticipating and contributing to this progress. Second, I want to underscore certain trends that I see for the future of research, theory, and methodology in this area.


Child Development Social Development Developmental Trajectory Adolescent Mother Father Involvement 
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