Naturalistic Observations of Newborns: Effects of Maternal Alcohol Intake

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  • Sharon Landesman-Dwyer Ph.D.,

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    1. Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and the Child Development and Mental Retardation Center, University of Washington, Seattle, Wash.
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  • L. Susanne Keller,

    1. Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and the Child Development and Mental Retardation Center, University of Washington, Seattle, Wash.
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  • Ann Pytkowicz Streissguth Ph.D.

    1. Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and the Child Development and Mental Retardation Center, University of Washington, Seattle, Wash.
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2 Child Development and Mental Retardation Center, University of Washington, WJ-10, Seattle, Wash, 98195.

Abstract

This article deals with the question of whether offspring of social drinkers would show, to a lesser degree, some of the behavioral characteristics of infants with fetal alcohol syndrome. Another question concerned individual differences in “temperament.”

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