Pre- and Peri-natal Psychology Journal

Journal of Prenatal and Perinatal Psychology and Health is a journal covering the field of prenatal and perinatal psychology and health. Since it was founded in 1986, it is printed quarterly by the Association for Pre- and Perinatal Psychology and Health.Subjects for Journal of Prenatal and Perinatal Psychology and Health include: Psychology and Psychiatry; Medicine and Surgery.

Articles from Vol. 5, No. 2, Winter

Editorial
Ah, at last some controversy! And I want to thank Dr. Brent Logan for bringing it to the fore (see Letters to the Editor). The controversy involves the issue of peer review in scientific journals. It also involves the question of what role if any does...
Fetal Education: A Lesson from the Past
ABSTRACT: During the 1960's, abdominal decompression during pregnancy was thought, on the basis of poorly controlled studies, to confer exceptional intelligence on the fetus. A carefully controlled study subsequently showed that this was not the case....
Letter to the Editor
To the Editor:I would like to raise a concern about a PPPJ editorial policy change, and hope your readers might respond with their perspectives.You recently wrote me that as the new editor of this seminal organ you have instituted "a strict peer review...
Mourning Unlived Lives
Mourning Unlived Lives by Judith A. SavageThis book is an excellent applied theoretical treatise for mental health professionals on the factors influencing bereavement as relates to the impact and dynamics their clients/patients experience with reproductive...
School-Age Pregnancy and Parenthood: Biosocial Dimensions
School-Age Pregnancy and Parenthood: Biosocial Dimensions Jane B. Lancaster and Beatrix A. Hamburg, Eds. Aldine de Gruyter, New York: 1986 hb. 386 pp.In this important book, the biosocial perspective employed by the authors attempts to integrate what...
Sharing Space: A Proposed Course Outline on Pre- and Peri-Natal Psychology
ABSTRACT: Though there is mounting demand by students for information about Pre- and Peri-Natal Psychology there is no such course being offered at a recognized university at this time. The authors, in an attempt to facilitate discussion on this subject...
Some Thoughts on the Cross-Cultural Study of Maternal Warmth and Detachment
ABSTRACT: A number of studies have suggested that maternal detachment is common in tropical societies which suffer from high infant mortality. The author's own research revealed evidence of both detachment and positive affect. She suggests that maternal...
The Influence of Maternal Emotions during Pregnancy on Fetal and Neonatal Behavior
ABSTRACT: The following problems are the leading questions of our research project: (1) Can the influence of maternal emotions upon fetal behavior be established in the prenatal period, using real-time ultrasound echography and cardiography? (2) Is the...
The Role of Sex and Pregnancy in Satanic Cults
ABSTRACT: The functional role of sex and pregnancy in transgenerational Satanic Cults is described and contrasted with its purpose in "normal" social groups. These observations are based on the reports of former Satanic cult members who are now being...
The Tentative Pregnancy: Prenatal Diagnosis and the Future of Motherhood
The Tentative Pregnancy: Prenatal Diagnosis and the Future of Motherhood, by B.K. Rothman. New York: Penguin Books, 1986.Amniocentesis is a prenatal diagnostic technique used to detect genetic disorders in fetuses. The procedure involves an amniotic...
The Woman in the Body: A Cultural Analysis of Reproduction
The Woman in the Body: A Cultural Analysis of Reproduction by Emily Martin. Beacon Press, 1987. Paperback, 276 pp. $11.95. Winner of the 1988 Eileen Basker Memorial Prize.As anthropology at its best can do, this book exposes hidden cultural assumptions...
Womb = Woman = World: Gender and Transcendence in Tibetan Tantric Buddhism
ABSTRACT: The cosmologies of many cultures use gender as symbolic for polar attributes of human consciousness. The author presents a developmental neurobiological theory to account for the non-arbitrary way in which this attribution comes about, and...