Dr.philos., professor emeritus, in communication &
     sociology University of Oslo; cfr also eg 
     a search there on 'modellmakt' ("model power").
     The initiative by Stein Bråten as for creating this
     text-rich site, with main content supplied in 2007, was mainly 
     to make available some manuscripts which either were out of print 
     or which in original form hadn't been published (but rather reworked 
     into other books). 
     The manuscripts as here included are not the final proof form,
     and script font is normalised to plain typewriter
     font (without italics, bold or underline), with
     a somewhat varying quality on the image reproduction
     relative to the original. Please refer to the paper-printed
     form also. Note that some of the included material
     (such as images) may have other copyrights in addition
     to the copyright of Stein Bråten.

INDEX OF TEXTS IN THIS WEB ARCHIVE (for a selected biography of published articles and books by Stein Braten, click at the link Overview.) * Opening key-note lectures * A previously unpublished manuscript: Born with the Other in Mind: Child Development and Cognitive Science implications or: Infant's Minds and Social Feelings: Dialogue, Development and Collapse of Concern. 1991 (somewhat unpolished and incomplete; material is ground for numerous later publications but, due to a house-fire, was not itself published at the time) * Transcript of a bilingual Norwegian/English book published at Sigma Forlag, Norway (out of print and issued here with permission): Essays on Dialogue in Infant & Adult // Modellmakt og Altersentriske Spedbarn, ISBN 82-7916-009-4, First published Bergen 2000, Cover portrait: Else Reusch Bråten * Photo-scans of the original 1973 article about Model Power have been added (link at top of front page). The chapter headings, as below, show how the a..z anglification of the norwegian letters work, although, which you click at them, it should show in correct graphical form (with å circle over a instead of aa and so forth). CATEGORY IN INDEX: OPENING LECTURES The Other-oriented Nature and Nurture of the self-organizing Mind: roots of resonance and learning to cope in infant development and evolution Other-centred infants: Showing proto-care, even altruism, by virtue of altercentric perception subserved by mirror neurons From infant mirroring and learning by other- centred participation CATEGORY IN INDEX: BOOKS / ESSAY COLLECTIONS Chapters in: Born with the Other in Mind: Child Development and Cognitive Science implications or: Infant's Minds and Social Feelings: Dialogue, Development and Collapse of Concern, 1991 [Note: some chapters have been renumbered, and some images have been switched or moved relative to the text. The overview shows chapter numbers according to image numbering.] Introducing a Thesis: Born with a Virtual Other in Mind 1 The Infant in Protodialogue and Affect Attunement: Findings 2 Perspectives on Infant-adult Interplay: Quest for Explanation 3 Explaining the Infant in Protodialogue and Affect Attunement 4 Transitional Phenomena and Perturbation of Affect Attunement 5 Bringing Objects into Play and Language: Mediate Understanding 6 Creative Preschoolers in Self-conversation and Narration 7 Caring children: Predicting Infant Prosociality 8 Children's Mixed Feelings, Hurting and Comforting 9 Moral Development: Between Principles and Sentiments 10 When Socialized Adults turn into Deadly Torturers 11 Childhood Victims of Abuse: Paths for the Tormented Mind? 12 Simulation and Self-conversation in Computational Contexts 13 Associative and Dissociative Networks in Cognition 14 How can there be Interpersonal Coordination in Time? Norwegian and English chapters in bilingual book: Modellmakt og Altersentriske Spedbarn // Essays on Dialogue in Infant & Adult, Sigma Forlag, 2000 Prolog. Dialogen i dikteren, barnet og filosofen Prologue. Consent and dissent Del 1. Innledning til en ny forstaalese av spedbarn 1 Nye spedbarnstudier har opphevet et modellmonopol 2 Om spedbarnet i samspill. Paa leting etter forklaring (1989) 3 Altersentrisk delaktighet til grunn for at spedbarn kan gi og gjengjelde omsorg (1997) Part 2. Self-regulation and other-simulation by the verbal mind 4 Altercentric perception of the speaker: ego's virtual participation in alter's act 5 Coding simulation circuits during symbolic interaction 6 Models as resources [for power and simulation of mind] 7 The third position: beyond artificial and autopoietic systems Del 3. Autopoiesis, modellmonopol og dialogisk opphevelse 8 Skinndialog og dialog i viten- formidling og brukermedvirkning 9 Diskurs og modellmakt 10 Selvdanning -- autopoietisk eller dialogisk? 11 Tilintetgjoerelsens tjenere og totalitaere systemlogikk 12 Grunnlaget for dialog og for fremmedfrykt Part 4. From communion and altercentric mirroring in infancy 13 The virtual other: accounting for protodialogue 14 Beginnings of cultural learning 15 The companion space theorem: self-other connectivity in infant and dyad 16 What enables infants to give care? Prosociality and learning by alter-centric participation 17 From intersubjective communion in infancy: virtuous and vicious circles of re-enactment 18 On cultural learning and evolution: the selective advantage of altercentric participation? A1 From zoo observations of chimpanzees A2 From 'neural net' simulations of rival views Glossary Bibliography