Food and Psychological Development

  • Hanǔs Papoušek


In this discussion I would like to invite the audience to look into the world of human infancy to which I have devoted the last two decades in research. Infancy: the stage in life where a steep gain in body weight is observed, where a full and balanced diet is needed to meet the demands of growth, and where the complex preverbal cognitive processes have been shown to be affected by the quality and quantity of nutrition during this period.


Acoustic Signal Exploratory Behavior Psychological Development Fundamental Cognitive Process Internal Environment 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.


Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.


  1. 1.
    Koch J: The change of conditioned orienting reactions in five month old infants through phase shift of partial biorhythms. Hum Dev 11:124–137, 1968.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  2. 2.
    Günther M in Foss BM (ed): Determinants of Infant Behaviour. London, Methuen, 1961.Google Scholar
  3. 3.
    Papoušek H, Jungmannová C, in Kubát K (ed): Péče o novorozence. Praha, Státni zdravotnické nakladatelství, 1967.Google Scholar
  4. 4.
    Garcia J, Ervin FR in Wortis J (ed): Advances in Biological Psychiatry. New York, Plenum, 1968.Google Scholar
  5. 5.
    Garcia J, Koelling RA in Beidler LM (ed): Handbook of Sensory Physiology, V. 4, The Chemical Sense. Berlin, Springer Verlag, 1971.Google Scholar
  6. 6.
    Rzoska J. Brit J Anim Behav 1:128, 1953.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  7. 7.
    Papoušek H, Papoušek M in Nissen R, Strunk P (eds): Seelische Fehlentwicklung im Kindesalter und Gesellschaftsstruktur. Neuwied, Luchterhand, 1974.Google Scholar
  8. 8.
    Papousek, H in Stevenson HW, Hess EH, Rheingold LH (eds): Early Behavior: Comparative and Developmental Approaches. New York, Wiley, 1967.Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Plenum Press, New York 1976

Authors and Affiliations

  • Hanǔs Papoušek
    • 1
  1. 1.Max-Planck Institute for Psychiatry8-Munich-23West Germany

Personalised recommendations