Social Development in Nonhuman Primates
Changes in the social behavior of nonhuman primates from birth to adulthood
Research with nonhuman primates can provide valuable insights into two main aspects of child development: normative development and interindividual variation. These insights can be mainly theoretical, empirical, or both.
Nonhuman primate research can potentially inform many different theoretical and empirical aspects of normative child development, including socio-behavioral development, cognitive development, communicative development, emotional development, and physiological development as well as various normative aspects of parent-child relationships including attachment, parent-child conflict, and others. Historically, the main contributions of nonhuman primate research to our understanding of normative child development have been in the context of parent-child relationships. Specifically, nonhuman primate research played a...
KeywordsParenting Style Interindividual Variation Attachment Theory Maternal Separation Normative Aspect
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