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Maternal Influences and Early Behavior

Editors: Bell, R.W., Smotherman, W.P. (Eds.)

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This book is intended to bring together the contributions of many years of investigations from a number of laboratories involved in the systematic investigation of mother-offspring interactions and the attendant conse­ quences for development. A similar book (Rheingold, 1963) is now more than a decade old. The value of such a book is attested to by the burgeoning interest in the subject matter since the publication of that earlier volume. The importance of the mother-infant dyad has been recognized by scientests and parents alike since time immemorial. Pioneering writers such as Sigmund Freud, with his emphasis upon the expression of biological "needs" by the developing infant, and John B. Watson, with his emphasis upon the mother's role as a conditioner-trainer of her offspring, have been followed (in time, not emphases) by such investigators as Konrad Lorenz, with his now­ classic studies of imprinting, Jean Piaget's sequential analyses of the development of intellect, and Harry Harlow's ingenious studies of attach­ ment. The present volume reflects the influences of these earlier investigators. It is comparative, psychobiological, and represents a blend ofthe "experimental" approach characteristic of those trained in experimental psychology and the "natural history" approach more often represented in the work of ethologists. Sequential analyses of developmental changes in the mother-offspring relationship characterize virtually all of the work reported herein.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Maternal Influences and Early Behavior
Editors
  • R.W. Bell
  • W.P. Smotherman
Copyright
1980
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Spectrum Publications, Inc.
Softcover ISBN
978-94-011-6289-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
442
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