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1st Edition

Study of a Sibling Group

ISBN 9781855755642
Published January 1, 2010 by Routledge
168 Pages

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Book Description

'This unique and fascinating book carefully traces aspects of the personality of sextuplets which persist from birth onwards. The way in which the personal characteristics of both the mother and her children influence the quality of maternal care and relationships with peers is also carefully compared and delineated. What is most original and striking about this book is the examination of sibling group relationships and the description of the sextuplets' early innate characteristics and interactions in early childhood through both psychological testing and infant observations and then shows how specific characteristics and interactions persist through early adult life. It is essential reading for many professionals involved in child development studies including doctors, teachers, psychologists, psychotherapists and health visitors.'- Jeanne Magagna, Phd, Consultant Psychotherapist, Ellern Mede Centre and former Head of Psychotherapy Services, Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children

Table of Contents

Foreword -- Preface -- Introduction -- Research methods and structure -- Infancy and childhood as seen through infant observation -- Psychodynamic profiles of the individual sextuplets -- Being in six -- Follow-up fifteen years later -- Closing Comments

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