Chapter 9. Patterns of Instability and Change

Observations on Regression Periods in Typically Developing Infants

  1. Dr. Barry M. Lester PhD Professor of Psychiatry Professor of Pediatrics founding Director member2 and
  2. Joshua D. Sparrow MD Director Assistant Professor in Psychiatry3
  1. Mikael Heimann PhD Professor of Psychology

Published Online: 21 JUL 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444324617.ch9

Nurturing Children and Families: Building on the Legacy of T. Berry Brazelton

Nurturing Children and Families: Building on the Legacy of T. Berry Brazelton

How to Cite

Heimann, M. (2010) Patterns of Instability and Change, in Nurturing Children and Families: Building on the Legacy of T. Berry Brazelton (eds B. M. Lester and J. D. Sparrow), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444324617.ch9

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Brown University Alpert Medical School and Women and Infants Hospital, USA

  2. 3

    Harvard Medical School, USA

Author Information

  1. Department of Behavioral Science, Linköping University, Sweden

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 21 JUL 2010
  2. Published Print: 13 AUG 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405196000

Online ISBN: 9781444324617

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Keywords:

  • regression and reorganization-in relational models of development;
  • instability and change patterns-observations on regression periods in typically developing infants;
  • early development, a more discontinuous process than mostly assumed;
  • development, characterized by change-change coming gradually;
  • regression periods (RP)-of eighteen Catalan children in Spain;
  • patterns of instability and change;
  • Plooij algorithm, for regression week determination;
  • adopting rigorous methodology-when studying regression during infancy period;
  • regression period phenomenon in early infancy–real, warranting attention of clinicians and researchers

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Observations from Spain

  • Observations from Great Britain

  • Observations from Sweden

  • Conclusions

  • References and further reading