The First Relationship
Stern's pathbreaking video-based research into the intimate complexities of mother-infant interaction has had an enormous impact on psychotherapy and developmental psychology. Now a noted authority on early development, Stern first reviewed his unique methods and observations in The First Relationship. Intended for parents as well as for therapists and researchers, it offers a lucid and nontechnical overview of the author's key ideas and encapsulates the major themes of his subsequent books.
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1 Learning about Things Human
2 The Caregivers Repertoire
3 The Infants Repertoire
4 From Laboratory to Real Life
5 Where Do the Steps Lead?
6 Structure and Timing
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The First Relationship: Infant and Mother, With a New Introduction
Daniel N. Stern
Limited preview - 2004
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