Future Directions in Infant Development Research : Future Directions in Infant Development Research bears witness to the significant shifts that have occurred in infancy research in the recent past. While fundamental issues have tended to remain the same, the emphasis and ways of addressing these issues have changed, allowing new themes to emerge: emotional development, the biological basis of infant social behavior, the study of the embeddedness of families in a variety of social systems. New trends have become evident. One notable trend has been that researchers have grown increasingly aware of the necessity to break down rigid boundaries between disciplines, and relationships have begun to flourish between pediatrics, developmental psychopathology, child psychiatry, sociology, and psychology, as well as other fields. The result is certain to be a much richer and fuller understanding of infant development.
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