Daniel N. Stern 1934-2012

Click Here to Read: Daniel Stern, Who Studied World of Babies, Dies at 78 By Douglas Martin in The  New York Times on November 18, 2012.

The Columbia University Center for Psychoanalytic  Training and Research mourn the passing of our esteemed colleague Daniel Stern, M.D.  Dr. Stern was an internationally recognized leader and major contributor to the field of developmental psychology.  His pioneering work on early affective mother-child was one of his leading activities.  He has edited and authored many important books and articles in the field, among them Interpersonal World of the Infant, First Relationship and Motherhood Constellation.  We extend our heartfelt condolences to his family.  Those who knew him remember his intelligence, his warmth, his commitment and his friendship.

Eric R. Marcus, MD,  Director,  Columbia University Center

Click Here to Read:  Daniel N. Stern’s Wikipedia page.

Click Here to Read:  Obituary for Daniel N. Stern in The New York Times on November 13, 2012.


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3 Comments on “Daniel N. Stern 1934-2012”

  1. Nancy R Goodman Says:

    oh, so sad, he lifted the micro-interactions of mother and infant into our psyches forever. Thank you, Daniel Stern.

  2. nathan Szajnberg Says:

    I recall Daniel Stern’s quiet delight in 1983 when he showed us in his lab the videos of his discovery of affect attunement. Not only was the mother and baby’s delight infectious, so was Dr Stern’s.

    He had the remarkable capacity to take ideas and then study them empirically without simplifying nor changing the concept we were studying

    He was a gift to our thinking and development.

  3. Alma Bond Says:

    I didn’t know Dr. Stern personally, but he was of great help to me in writing “Margaret Mahler, the Biography of a Psychoanalyst.” This seems typical of his warm, giving character, to go out of the way for someone he never met. He also asked me to include in my book a few paragraphs he wrote me, to clear up misinformation about his relationship with Mahler, which of course I did.
    Alma Bond

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