Home Movies of Early Childhood: Correlative Developmental Data in the Psychoanalysis of Adults

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Science  13 Mar 1964:
Vol. 143, Issue 3611, pp. 1195
DOI: 10.1126/science.143.3611.1195


During the course of psychoanalytic practice, it has been possible to review with specific patients sequential films taken by their parents, beginning with the earliest weeks of infancy. The photographic evidence, combined with the patient's accompanying verbal associations, sheds additional light on evolving behavioral patterns such as affective expression, communication with others, and motility and its mastery, as well as early social interactions, and serves to correlate with reconstructions made, from psychoanalytic data.