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. 4, No. 4, Summer

Editorial
This edition of the PPPJ is a special issue devoted to the field of pre- and perinatal anthropology (see my editorial in the last issue, and also my 1989 review article in Vol. 3, No. 4 of PPPJ and my earlier article in the special Pre-Congress issue...
Letter to the Editor
To the Editor:In reading the letter by Dr. Lo Cicero (PPPJ 4(3)) we realized that it is as hard to write an article in a foreign language as to make the arguments easy to understand for the readers. We would like to show why the supposed "lack of editorial...
Making Sense of Adoption, A Parent's Guide
Making Sense of Adoption, A Parent's Guide by Lois Rukai Melina Harper & Row, 1989.Making Sense of Adoption is an apt title. We live at a time when few things make sense, so why should adoption? Like many things in society, it, too, is unravelling.Lois...
Maternity, Medicine and Power: Reproductive Decisions in Urban Benin. Carolyn Fishel Sargent. Comparative Studies of Health Systems and Medical Care, Vol. 22
Maternity, Medicine and Power: Reproductive Decisions in Urban Benin. Carolyn Fishel Sargent. Comparative Studies of Health Systems and Medical Care, Vol. 22 (John M. Janzen, series ed.). Berkeley: University of California Press, 1989. 256 pp. $36.00...
Parental Speech and Language Acquisition: An Anthropological Perspective
ABSTRACT: The contribution of anthropology to the study of pre- and perinatal development will largely derive from the concept of culture, which is defined as the systems of meaning that members of society attribute to each other in their behavior. The...
Sociocultural Factors and Perinatal Development of Baganda Infants: The Precocity Issue
ABSTRACT: Infant development among the Baganda of Uganda is discussed from a sociocultural perspective. Cross-cultural examples which illustrate cultural effects on infant behavior are presented. In particular, the area of sensorimotor development is...
The Cultural Roots of the Canadian Birthing System
ABSTRACT: Cross-culturally, birthing practices can be better understood by examining the central belief system of a given culture. Through a discussion of the ideology, symbol, and value inherent within the central belief system of the Canadian society,...
The Evolution of Helplessness in the Human Infant and Its Significance for Pre- and Peri-Natal Psychology
ABSTRACT: As with most primates, optimal development in infancy proceeds with a high degree of intimacy and interaction between infants and caretakers. Human infants are less developed at birth than most primates because of selection for a greater percentage...
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