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Infant Crying

Theoretical and Research Perspectives

Editors: Boukydis, C.F.Z., Lester, B.M. (Eds.)

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The cries of infants and children are familiar to essentially all adults, and we all have our own common sense notions of the meanings of various cries at each age level. As is often the case, in the study of various aspects ofhuman behavior we often investigate what seems self­ evident to the general public. For example,if an infant cries, he or she needs atttention;if the cry is different than usual, he or she is sick; and when we areupsetby othermatters, children's crying can be very annoy­ ing. As a pediatric clinician often faced with discussing with parents their concerns or lack of them with respect to their children's crying, these usual commonsense interpretations were frequently inadequate. As this book illustrates, when we investigate such everyday behaviors as children's crying and adults' responses to crying, the nature of the problem becomes surprisingly complex. As a pediatrician working in the newborn nursery early in my career, I knew from pediatric textbooks and from nursery nurses, that newborn infants with high, piercing cries were often abnormal. In order to teach this interestingphenomenon to others and tounderstand under what circumstances it occurred, I found I needed to know what consti­ tuted a high-pitched cry or even a normal cry, for that matter, and how often this occurred with sick infants. Certainly I saw sick infants who did not have high-pitched cries, but I still wonderedif their cries were deviant in some other way.

Table of contents (17 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Lester, Barry M.

    Pages 1-27

  • The Physiology of Cry and Speech in Relation to Linguistic Behavior

    Lieberman, Philip

    Pages 29-57

  • A Physioacoustic Model of the Infant Cry

    Golub, Howard L. (et al.)

    Pages 59-82

  • Twenty-Five Years of Scandinavian Cry Research

    Wasz-Höckert, Ole (et al.)

    Pages 83-104

  • Sound Spectrographic Cry Analysis of Pain Cry in Prematures

    Thodén, Carl-Johan (et al.)

    Pages 105-117

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eBook $84.99
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Softcover $109.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-1-4612-9455-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Infant Crying
Book Subtitle
Theoretical and Research Perspectives
Editors
  • C.F.Z. Boukydis
  • B.M. Lester
Copyright
1985
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Plenum Press, New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4613-2381-5
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4613-2381-5
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4612-9455-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
400
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