Infant and Caretaking Environment Investigation and Conceptualization of Adaptive Behavior in a System of Increasing Complexity

  • Louis W. Sander

Abstract

The assignment of bringing together one’s “research perspective, research philosophy, methods, and findings” in one autobiographical account presents some rather obvious and many more subtle difficulties. It is obvious that such a contribution cannot be in the usual format of a scientific paper. And it is difficult to generate a personal synthesis and at the same time to offer it as a research contribution. It has seemed feasible for me only to try to organize and communicate in some reasonably concrete way the course that my work and thought have taken over the last score of years. During that score of years my career in clinical child psychiatry has become largely a commitment to certain problems of early developmental research, in particular, a concern with the question of organization itself in personality development.

Keywords

Adaptive Behavior Child Psychiatry Developmental Research Infant Behavior Surrogate Mother 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Louis W. Sander
    • 1
  1. 1.Boston University School of MedicineBostonUSA

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