Introduction, Maria C.D.P. Lyra and Jaan Valsiner PART I. HISTORICAL INTRODUCTION The Construction of Child-Rearing Theories in Early Modern to Modern Japan, Hideo Kojima PART II. CONSTRUCTIONS OF PSYCHOLOGICAL PROCESS: FROM INFANCY TO EARLY CHILDHOOD Innovation in Social Games, Susan A. Holt, Alan Fogel, and Rebecca M. Wood Towards a Pragmatical Conception of the Object: The Construction of the Uses of the Objects by the Baby in the Prelinguistic Period, Christiane Moro and Cintia Rodriguez Gestures, Words, and Objects: An analysis of Possible Configurations Within Interactive Dynamics, Ana Luiza B. Smolka and Maria Nazare da Cruz Making of a Personal Place at 18 Months of Age, Vera M.R. Vasconellos and Jaan Valsiner Peer Interactions and the Appropriation of Gender Representations by Young Children, Zilma de Moraes Ramos de Oliveira Dynamic Interplay Between Private and Social Speech: A Microgenetic Approach, Sumedha Gupta American, Estonian, and Swedish Mothers' Regulation of Their Childrens' Discourse Construction, Karin Junefelt and Tiia Tulviste PART III. THEORETICAL ELABORATIONS FOR SOCIOGENESIS Interaction, Regulation, and Correlation in the Context of Human Development: Conceptual Discussion and Empirical Examples, Ana Carvalho, Amélia Império-Hamburger, and Maria Isabel Pedrosa Cooperation, Competition and related Issues: A Co-Constructive Approach, Angela Branco A Model for Identity and Change in Relationships From a Personal-Cultural Point of View, Gorjana Litinovic Reflections on the Dynamics of Meaning Making: Communication Process at the Beginning of Life, Maria C.D.P. Lyra Author Index Subject Index '