About the Author
Joscha Kartner received his Ph.D. from the Department of Culture and Development at the University of Osnabruck, Germany. He presently holds a postdoctoral research position at the nifbe-research unit Development, Learning, and Culture at the University of Osnabruck. His research interests include early mother-infant interaction in different cultures and sociocognitive and socioemotional development across cultures. Heidi Keller received her Ph.D. from the University of Mainz, Germany, and is a professor of Psychology, head of the Department of Culture and Development, and head of the nifbe-research unit Development, Learning, and Culture at the University of Osnabruck. Her research interests include the interplay between culture and biology, the development of cultural pathways through universal developmental tasks, and culturally informed child-care programs and family counseling. Nandita Chaudhary received her Ph.D. from the University of Delhi and is presently employed as a Professor at the Department of Human Development and Childhood Studies, Lady Irwin College, University of Delhi. Her main research interests are in the area of culture, children's development, and family studies. During her career, she has been an advisor to several national and international agencies (Governmental, Nongovernmental, and community). Relindis D. Yovsi earned her Ph.D. from the Department of Culture and Development from the University of Osnabruck. She has worked as a research fellow in the same department. Her areas of interest include parentingin cross-cultural context, infant feeding, immigration, children under nonparental care, and status and role of children in traditional communities. She is a consultant on infant feeding and maternal and infant care.