Some aspects of the effects of day care on infants' emotional and personality development

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Minta M. Saunders (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Mary Elizabeth Keister

Abstract: There is general agreement among theorists that the infant-mother relationship, or attachment, significantly affects the emotional and personality development of the young child. Separation of the infant from his mother which interferes with or dilutes this relationship is believed to have serious developmental consequences. There is concern about brief separations which infants today are experiencing in day care settings. It is important to determine if there are differences in emotional and personality development of infants in day care that might be a function of their being separated from their mother for eight to ten hours a day, five days a week, and cared for by a number of caregivers.

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Language: English
Date: 1972
Day care centers $x Psychological aspects
Infants $x Institutional care
Infant psychology

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