The Significance of the Emergence of Language and Symbol in the Development of the Young Infant

@article{Waldron2006TheSO,
  title={The Significance of the Emergence of Language and Symbol in the Development of the Young Infant},
  author={Sharn Waldron},
  journal={Journal of Religion and Health},
  year={2006},
  volume={46},
  pages={85-98}
}
  • Sharn Waldron
  • Published 16 February 2007
  • Psychology
  • Journal of Religion and Health
In this paper I have suggested that the mother–child dyad is the foundation for integrity between the psychic self and the physical self, and the capacity of these to relate to the external environment. I have also argued that the development of language and symbol are creative agents in the development of consciousness in the young infant, and that the emergence of language and symbol are an expression of the opening of a potential space which allows differentiation from the mother and… Expand
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