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Ervin S. Batchelor, Jr., Ph.D., Raymond S. Dean, Ph.D., Jeffrey W. Gray, Ph.D. & Stanley Wenck, Ph.D.
Ervin S. Batchelor teaches in the Department of Psychology, University of North Carolina-Charlotte, Raymond S. Dean is at the Neuropsychology Laboratory, Ball State University and the Indiana University School of Medicine, Jeffrey W. Gray is with the School of Nursing and Health Sciences, Evansville University, and Stanley Wenck is with the Department of Educational Psychology, Ball State University. Direct all correspondence to Ervin S. Batchelor, Jr., Ph.D., Department of Psychology, UNCC, Charlotte, NC 28223.
JOURNAL OF PRENATAL AND PERINATAL PSYCHOLOGY AND HEALTH publishes research and clinical articles from the cutting edge of the science of prenatal and perinatal psychology and health. The journal, published quarterly since 1986, is dedicated to the in-depth exploration human reproduction and pregnancy and the mental and emotional development of the unborn and newborn child.