Relevant for Social Theory
- Two articles on the importance of social stimulation for the developing brain in infants. George Herbert Mead describes this in his microinteractionist theory. A study of Romanian orphans provided a natural experiment that shows the effects of the lack of social stimulation:
- The New Republic, 11/9/11, The Two Year Window: The new science of babies and brains—and how it could revolutionize the fight against poverty.
- Harvard Magazine, March/April, 2009, The Developing Child.
- NY Times, 9/8/2013, The New Science of Mind. An article linking psychotherapy with the biology of the brain, showing how these two views have been merging.