Action and emotion in development of cultural intelligence: why infants have feelings like ours
This chapter introduces the argument that emotions are proactive in the human mind. It suggests that the evolution of the social functions of emotions and inter-subjective behaviours in infancy lead to cultural learning and language acquisition. Emotions associated with the three different orientations of the body to experiences — to the self, toward a communicative person, and to inspect a thing outside the body — suggest that the newborn infant's mind already has different intentional forms of consciousness appropriate for these different uses.
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