Attachment Theory, Neuropsychology & Infant Carrying Dr. Henrik Norholt Ph.D.

In plain and easily understood language, the lecture covers the history of the psychological paradigms for parenting in the past century, as these still influence current caregiving ideals. It describes the evolution of modern child developmental psychology, leading to the most recent scientific advances in child psychology, drawing from the fields of mammalian and primate research, attachment theory, neuropsychology and studies into the effects of parent-infant physical contact. There will be examples of how you can use these insights in baby wearing education and promotion.


Henrik Norholt, Ph.D.
Chief Science Officer at Ergobaby, Inc.

Dr. Norholt has been engaged in studying the effects of infant carrying on child psychological development through naturalistic and literature studies since 2004.  He is actively engaged in developing research in novel attachment- and lactation-promoting interventions through his international network of family practitioners, midwives, obstetricians, pediatricians and child psychologists.

Dr. Norholt is a frequent lecturer at various midwives’ and early years practitioners’ colleges, association meetings and conferences. He is a member of The World Association of Infant Mental Health, The Marcé Society for Perinatal Mental Health, and the Society of Emotion and Attachment Studies. He holds a Ph.D. from the LIFE Faculty of Copenhagen University and is a resident of Copenhagen, Denmark.


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