A. WARREN STEARNS, M.D.
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When a child is born his behavior is almost entirely on a physiological basis. He reacts to various stimuli on a reflex level and draws upon his heritage through past ages for motivation. In other words, his conduct is asocial. His parents begin the task of training forthwith, just as they would in the case of any other animal. This training at first has to do with the regulation of the various functions of the body and with teaching a certain amount of decorum. For a long time it has been recognized that children differ in their capacity to receive
STEARNS AW. MEDICAL AND SOCIAL FACTORS IN CRIME*. Ann Intern Med. 1943;18:599–605. doi: https://doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-18-4-599
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