The First Relationship

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Harvard University Press, Jun 30, 2009 - Psychology - 190 pages
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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Contents

Introduction
1
1 Learning about Things Human
16
2 The Caregivers Repertoire
23
3 The Infants Repertoire
49
4 From Laboratory to Real Life
69
5 Where Do the Steps Lead?
91
6 Structure and Timing
97
7 From Interaction to Relationship
117
8 Missteps in the Dance
133
9 Finding Your Own Path
157
Notes
163
Index
171
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Daniel Stern is Professor of Psychology at the University of Geneva and Adjunct Professor of Psychiatry, Cornell University Medical School. He is also the author of The Interpersonal World of the Infant, The Motherhood Constellation, Diary of a Baby, and most recently, The Birth of a Mother (with Nadia Bruschweiler-Stern).

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