Toward a Scientific Approach to Prenatal Psychology: From Twilight to Dialog1

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Publication Date: 
03/2000
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12
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201
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The history of child psychology developed around the question of how far, and in what way children are different from adults and different from children in later stages of life. This presented problems for prenatal psychology. The author follows the evolution of thought about prenatal life from Sigmund Freud, Sandor Ferenczi, Otto Rank and Gustav Hans Graber, the founder and first president of the International Studysociety in Prenatal Psychology (ISPP). The author describes the important early steps taken to establish a multidisciplinary scientific dialog on prenatal psychology, to reach out to University students, and to educate the public. In conclusion, he reflects on three principles which guided the Society in the past and will guide them in the future.

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