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December 1962

Studies in Psychosomatic Differentiation During Infancy: 1. A Longitudinal Anterospective Approach for the Study of Development During Infancy

Author Affiliations

From the Child Development Clinical and Research Unit, Department of Psychiatry, University of Illinois College of Medicine. Nahman H. Greenberg, M.D., Principal Investigator; John G. Loesch, M.D., Gisela Mendel, Ph.D., Paul Cekan, B.S., Louise Allen, M.A., Robert Lipgar, M.A.; Consultant Staff: Roy R. Grinker, M.D., Senior Consultant; Peter L. Giovacchini, M.D., and Donald Fisk, Ph.D.

Arch Gen Psychiatry. 1962;7(6):389-406. doi:10.1001/archpsyc.1962.01720060001001

Introduction  This paper is concerned with some theoretical formulations and their operational derivations used in an investigative program of development during infancy. We are principally concerned with the observation, identification, and verification of variables influencing the processes of psychophysiological organization during infancy. Our interests are in problems of development during the earlier years and with the influence of the mother's personality and her mothering upon the infant's organizing psychic and physiological processes. Our research includes studies of the mother and observations of mother-infant relationships and of the infant per se. These will be elaborated upon in this and subsequent papers. It is our intention to follow this paper with a more detailed description of the specific studies currently being conducted and those to begin in the future and to report results of some completed research.

Some Comments Regarding the History of Child Development  Child

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