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Monogr Soc Res Child Dev. 2015 Sep;80(3):114-23. doi: 10.1111/mono.12186.

STORY AND HISTORY IN FETAL BEHAVIOR RESEARCH.

Abstract

In their monograph, DiPietro, Costigan, and Voegtline present an important and thoughtful portrait of low-risk fetal development during the last trimester of gestation, and they also pay tribute to the Fels Longitudinal Study investigators' early work in this area. In this commentary, the history and legacy of the Fels Institute is further explored within the broader context of fetal research, and DiPietro et al.'s findings are placed in alignment with contemporary dynamic systems' theoretical approaches that emphasize longitudinal analysis of emergent behavior and process during early development. The commentary puts forth the assertion that the work reported by DiPietro and her colleagues tells a story that sets the stage for a new generation of technology-enhanced and culturally expanded investigations of fetal behavior.

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PMID:
26305028
DOI:
10.1111/mono.12186
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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