Search for dissertations about: "infant development"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 141 swedish dissertations containing the words infant development.

  1. 1. The Newborn Infant,capable and vulnerable An interactional perspective

    University dissertation from Department of Psychology, Lund University

    Author : Cristina Lundqvist; Lunds universitet.; Lund University.; [2000]
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; attachment; breastfeeding; preterm infant; gender; infant development; screening instrument; Nicu; automatic analysis; Newborn infant; non-nutritive sucking; follow up; infant health; Psychology; Psykologi;

    Abstract : The overall aim of this work was to increase our knowledge of newborn infants and their mothers, gain a better understanding of attachment and the infants' development and identify infants at risk for poorer emotional, social and cognitive development. An interdisciplinary approach was used. Six studies are included in the thesis. READ MORE

  2. 2. Development of breastfeeding behavior in preterm infants : Behavioral and neurophysiological evidence of early competence

    University dissertation from Uppsala : Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis

    Author : Kerstin Hedberg Nyqvist; Uppsala universitet.; [1999]
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Obstetrics and gynaecology; Behavior; breastfeeding; development; electromyography; infant; mother; newborn; nurse; observation; oral; preterm; reliability; sucking; validity; Obstetrik och kvinnosjukdomar; MEDICINE Surgery Obstetrics and women s diseases; MEDICIN Kirurgi Obstetrik och kvinnosjukdomar; pediatrik; Pediatrics;

    Abstract : The objectives of this thesis were to develop a method for observation of maturational steps in preterm infants' breastfeeding behavior, test the reliability and validity of this method, describe this development and explore effects of certain infant and maternal factors on infant breastfeeding behavior. The Preterm Infant Breastfeeding Behavior Scale (PIBBS) was developed. READ MORE

  3. 3. Infants in Control Prospective Motor Control and Executive Functions in Action Development

    University dissertation from Uppsala : Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis

    Author : Janna Marleen Gottwald; Uppsala universitet.; [2016]
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; infant development; action development; prospective motor control; executive functions; action planning; motor development; motion tracking; embodied cognition; developmental psychology; Psychology; Psykologi;

    Abstract : This thesis assesses the link between action and cognition early in development. Thus the notion of an embodied cognition is investigated by tying together two levels of action control in the context of reaching in infancy: prospective motor control and executive functions. READ MORE

  4. 4. The language learning infant: Effects of speech input, vocal output, and feedback

    University dissertation from Stockholm : Department of Linguistics, Stockholm University

    Author : Lisa Gustavsson; Stockholms universitet.; [2009]
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; human; language; language acquisition; perception; production; humanoid; development; model; embodied system; speech signal processing; vocal tract morphology; acoustic; speech input; information processing; scaling; interaction; growth; infant; imitation; feedback; perceptual salience; modeling; HUMANITIES and RELIGION Languages and linguistics Linguistic subjects Phonetics; HUMANIORA och RELIGIONSVETENSKAP Språkvetenskap Lingvistikämnen Fonetik; Phonetics; fonetik;

    Abstract : This thesis studies the characteristics of the acoustic signal in speech, especially in speech directed to infants and in infant vocal development, to gain insight on essential aspects of speech processing, speech production and communicative interaction in early language acquisition. Three sets of experimental studies are presented in this thesis. READ MORE

  5. 5. Joint Attention in Development Insights from Children with Autism and Infant Siblings

    University dissertation from Uppsala : Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis

    Author : Emilia Thorup; Uppsala universitet.; [2017]
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Autism Spectrum Disorder; Joint Attention; Gaze following; Alternating gaze; Social cognition; Eye tracking; Infant siblings; Psychology; Psykologi;

    Abstract : Compared to other children, children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) are known to engage less in joint attention - the sharing of attention between two individuals toward a common object or event. Joint attention behaviors - for example gaze following, alternating gaze, and pointing - play an important role in early development, as they provide a foundation for learning and social interaction. READ MORE