Effect of maternal expectations on early infant behavior

  title={Effect of maternal expectations on early infant behavior},
  author={Thomas Berry Brazelton},
  • Thomas Berry Brazelton
  • Published 1973
  • Psychology
  • Parents are prepared for their roles with the new infant during pregnancy, the anxiety and turmoil serving as a source of energy for reorienting them to their new roles. The individuality of the neonate then shapes their responses to him and essentially creates an environment which is suitable to his particular needs. Rather than being at the mercy of the environment, the kind of infants a culture produces may perpetuate the culture and its outcome. The powerful intrauterine experiences of… CONTINUE READING

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