Joint Attention, Social Competence, and Developmental Psychopathology

Peter Clive Mundy, Marian Sigman

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Abstract

The models of joint attention development are: the caregiver/scaffolding model; the social-cognitive model; the social motivation model; and the neurodevelopmental executive function model. This chapter examines the nature and validity of these models, examining autism, measurement issues, parietal-temporal and frontal processes, and dorsal-medial cortical functions. The literature and ideas discussed revolve around several main themes. First, the study of joint attention has relevance for those interested in more general aspects of social competence associated with the development of social motivation, self-regulation, and executive processes. Second, research suggests that observation of joint attention skills may provide unique information about early social neuropsychological processes that contribute social competence development. Third, joint attention may be a vehicle or platform for social constructivist process in early development. Finally, joint attention provides an operationalization and means of measuring individual differences in the tendency of young children to engage in episodes of intersubjectivity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationTheory and Method
PublisherJohn Wiley and Sons Ltd.
Pages293-332
Number of pages40
Volume1
ISBN (Electronic)9780470939383
ISBN (Print)0471237361, 9780471237365
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 8 2015
Externally publishedYes

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Psychopathology
Motivation
Executive Function
Autistic Disorder
Individuality
Caregivers
Observation
Social Skills
Research

Keywords

  • Autism
  • Childhood social competence
  • Developmental psychopathology
  • Dorsal-medial cortical functions
  • Frontal processes
  • Infant joint attention
  • Joint attention models
  • Parietal-temporal process
  • Social constructivist process

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychology(all)

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Mundy, P. C., & Sigman, M. (2015). Joint Attention, Social Competence, and Developmental Psychopathology. In Theory and Method (Vol. 1, pp. 293-332). John Wiley and Sons Ltd.. https://doi.org/10.1002/9780470939383.ch9

Joint Attention, Social Competence, and Developmental Psychopathology. / Mundy, Peter Clive; Sigman, Marian.

Theory and Method. Vol. 1 John Wiley and Sons Ltd., 2015. p. 293-332.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Mundy, PC & Sigman, M 2015, Joint Attention, Social Competence, and Developmental Psychopathology. in Theory and Method. vol. 1, John Wiley and Sons Ltd., pp. 293-332. https://doi.org/10.1002/9780470939383.ch9
Mundy PC, Sigman M. Joint Attention, Social Competence, and Developmental Psychopathology. In Theory and Method. Vol. 1. John Wiley and Sons Ltd. 2015. p. 293-332 https://doi.org/10.1002/9780470939383.ch9
Mundy, Peter Clive ; Sigman, Marian. / Joint Attention, Social Competence, and Developmental Psychopathology. Theory and Method. Vol. 1 John Wiley and Sons Ltd., 2015. pp. 293-332
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