Chapter 8. Behavioral Development during the Mother-Young Interaction in Placental Mammals

The Development of Behavior in the Relationship with the Mother

  1. Kathryn E. Hood2,
  2. Carolyn Tucker Halpern3,
  3. Gary Greenberg4 and
  4. Richard M. Lerner5
  1. Jay S. Rosenblatt

Published Online: 13 AUG 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444327632.ch8

Handbook of Developmental Science, Behavior, and Genetics

Handbook of Developmental Science, Behavior, and Genetics

How to Cite

Rosenblatt, J. S. (2010) Behavioral Development during the Mother-Young Interaction in Placental Mammals, in Handbook of Developmental Science, Behavior, and Genetics (eds K. E. Hood, C. T. Halpern, G. Greenberg and R. M. Lerner), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444327632.ch8

Editor Information

  1. 2

    The Pennsylvania State University, USA

  2. 3

    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA

  3. 4

    Wichita State University, USA

  4. 5

    Tufts University, USA

Author Information

  1. Institute of Animal Behavior, Rutgers, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 13 AUG 2010
  2. Published Print: 13 SEP 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405187824

Online ISBN: 9781444327632

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Keywords:

  • empirical studies of behavioral development and genetics;
  • behavioral development during mother-young interaction in placental mammals - development of behavior in relationship with the mother;
  • the young and how they develop their behavior - towards the mother and the environment;
  • mother-young interactions - during suckling period and altricial species;
  • kittens, using olfaction - while approaching the mother for suckling;
  • early learning of nipple-grasping in puppies;
  • newborn lambs, suckling - after parturition, locating teat of mother who licks the lamb;
  • mother as an orientation center - for the young;
  • huddling and home site orientation;
  • play, a behavior of young animals - in specified period in early behavioral development

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Mother-Young Interactions during the Suckling Period

  • Analysis of Suckling Development

  • The Mother as an Orientation Center for the Young

  • Huddling and Home Site Orientation

  • Play Behavior in Young Animals

  • Behavioral Development in the Evolutionary Context of the Mother-Young Relationship

  • References