Chapter 10. Emerging Co-Awareness

  1. Gavin Bremner and
  2. Alan Slater
  1. Philippe Rochat

Published Online: 14 JAN 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470752180.ch10

Theories of Infant Development

Theories of Infant Development

How to Cite

Rochat, P. (2004) Emerging Co-Awareness, in Theories of Infant Development (eds G. Bremner and A. Slater), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Malden, MA, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470752180.ch10

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 14 JAN 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2004

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780631233374

Online ISBN: 9780470752180



  • developmental theories;
  • adualism;
  • cognitive development;
  • psychological life;
  • illusions


This chapter contains section titled:

  • Introduction

  • The Myth of Autonomous Awareness and Reality of Co-Awareness

  • Bodily (Corporeal) Self of Neonates

  • First Explicit Reciprocity at 2 Months

  • Self-Ejection and the Social Mirror

  • Development in the Social Mirror

  • The 9-month-old's Dilemma and Origins of Social Referencing

  • Charm, Seduction, and the Growth of Irrationality

  • Conclusion: The Biological Roots of Co-Awareness