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Author Gerhardt, Sue, 1953-

Title Why love matters : how affection shapes a baby's brain / Sue Gerhardt.

Publication Info. Hove, East Sussex ; New York : Brunner-Routledge, 2004.


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 University of Saint Joseph: Pope Pius XII Library - Standard Shelving Location  155.422 G368W    Check Shelf
Description ix, 246 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [219]-242) and index.
Contents The foundations: babies and their brains. Back to the beginning -- Building a brain -- Corrosive cortisol -- Shaky foundations and their consequences. Trying not to feel -- Melancholy baby -- Active harm -- Torment -- Original sin -- Too much information, not enough solutions."If all else fails, hug your teddy bear" -- Birth of the future.
Subject Infants -- Development.
Infant psychology.
Brain chemistry.
Developmental neurobiology.
Brain -- Growth.
Parent and child.
Brain -- growth & development.
Brain Chemistry.
Emotions -- physiology.
Hydrocortisone -- biosynthesis.
Mental Disorders -- chemically induced.
Mental Disorders -- prevention & control.
Personality Development.
ISBN 1583918167 hardback alkaline paper
1583918175 paperback alkaline paper
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