Editorial: Intersubjectivity : recent advances in theory, research, and practice

Kokkinaki, Theano and Delafield-Butt, Jonathan and Nagy, Emese and Trevarthen, Colwyn (2023) Editorial: Intersubjectivity : recent advances in theory, research, and practice. Frontiers in Psychology, 14. 1220161. ISSN 1664-1078 (https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2023.1220161)

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Intersubjectivity describes the awareness of self and other's intentions and feelings in the dynamic sharing of minds acting in companionship, exchanging self-conscious intentions and emotional evaluations. Since 1960, when studies of infants disproved the theory of the young mind as a sensory- motor computer that is 'conditioned' to learn facts symbolized in language, psychology now highlights the natural science of infant awareness, intelligence, intentions, and emotions and their sharing in embodied, non-verbal participation with others. This has fundamental implications for support of children's health, growth and learning in Psychology, Education, Pediatrics, Psychiatry and Psychotherapy and for mental health of infants, parents and teachers. It has strong confirmation by recent functional brain science. In this Research Topic entitled "Intersubjectivity: Recent Advances in Theory, Research, and Practice", we advance the science of intersubjectivity by bringing together new empirical studies, review, hypothesis and theory papers with advanced scholarship on the early emergence of human consciousness.