- A Newborn’s Built-in Feelings
There’s a new PsychologyToday.com blog by Dr. Paul Holinger, author of What Babies Say Before They Can Talk. The first post focuses on babies and their feelings:
Current research shows that your baby is born with about 8 to 10 built-in feelings, as shown by the facial expressions. Although there are some interesting controversies in this area, the best information available now suggests humans are born with 9 feelings:
- Interest (curiosity)
- Disgust (a reaction to noxious tastes)
- Dissmell (a reaction to noxious odors)
Believe it or not, these are your baby’s earliest feelings! Most of them are apparent within the first few days of your baby’s life. Over time, they will combine with experience and with each other to form our more complex emotional life…
Looks like it’ll be a very informative blog!