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The First Relationship
Author: Daniel N. Stern
Number Of Pages: 192
Published: 30 April 2004
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.12 x 12.8 x 1.45
Daniel Stern's pathbreaking 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.
"When I reread "The First Relationship" I was astonished to find in it almost all the ideas that have guided my work in the subsequent decades. At first I didn't know whether to be depressed or delighted. As I thought it over, I am encouraged by ...
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