Dyadic Interchanges in Families with At-Risk Children

An Individual Difference Approach
  • Jeanne Brooks-Gunn
Part of the Topics in Developmental Psychobiology book series (TDP)


The study of between-group differences has a long history. In the search for explanations of behavioral differences, the emphasis has been on aggregates rather than on individuals. The focus has been on what is special about one group as compared to another, rather than on change and continuity over time within groups. Typically, the groups differ in that one represents a normative and the other a nonnormative condition. The nonnormative condition is usually one that may be characterized as “different” and/or “deficient” vis-à-vis the comparison group.


Handicapped Child Normal Infant Infant Behavior Maternal Affect Handicapped Infant 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jeanne Brooks-Gunn
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  1. 1.Institute for the Study of Exceptional ChildrenEducational Testing ServicePrincetonUSA

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