Neonatal stability and one-month behavior

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To explore the functional advantage of behavioral variability in newborns, 49 infants were tested twice with the Brazelton Scale over the first month postpartum. With regard to performance across examinations, degree of stability predicted the observed infant and mother behaviors, but their relationship appeared as somewhat curvilinear. Based on these results, the merits of variability versus stability are discussed.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)119-124
Number of pages6
JournalInfant Behavior and Development
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1986

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Developmental and Educational Psychology


  • NBAS
  • behavioral stability
  • newborns
  • test/retest reliability


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