Development terminable and interminable. I. Innate and motivational factors from infancy.

@article{Emde1988DevelopmentTA,
  title={Development terminable and interminable. I. Innate and motivational factors from infancy.},
  author={Robert Newcomb Emde},
  journal={The International journal of psycho-analysis},
  year={1988},
  volume={69 ( Pt 1)},
  pages={23-42}
}
The problems of continuity and change posed by Freud's essay of fifty years ago are discussed in terms of the development of innate and motivational factors from infancy. Part I of this paper reviews interdisciplinary research and proposes some theoretical formulations. Research points to the centrality of the infant-caregiver relationship experience and of emotional availability for establishing both continuity and the potential for later adaptive change. Basic infant motivations are proposed… CONTINUE READING