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First Relationship: Infant and Mother, With a New Introduction 2ed

by Daniel N Stern Harvard University Press
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Pbk 192 pages
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Daniel Stern's path breaking video-based research into the intimate complexities of mother-infant interaction has had an enormous impact on psychotherapy and developmental psychology. His minute analyses of the exchanges between mothers and babies have offered empirical support and correction for many theories of development. In the complex and instinctive choreography of 'conversations,' including smiles, gestures, and gazing, Stern discerned patterns of both emotional harmony and emotional incongruity that illuminate children's relationships with others in the larger world.

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.
Daniel Stern was Professor of Psychology at the University of Geneva and Adjunct Professor of Psychiatry at Cornell University Medical School. He was also the author ofThe Interpersonal World of the Infant, The Motherhood Constellation, Diary of a Baby, and The Birth of a Mother (with Nadia Bruschweiler-Stern).