GESTATION PERIOD By N., Sam M.S. - 5 This term applies to the period of pregnancy where an offspring is carried by its mother. Ranges from 20 days for a shrew to 22 months for the elephant. GESTATION PERIOD: "The gestation period of humans is 9 calendar months." Related Psychology Terms ENURESIS (Bed-wetting) ADOLESCENCE (Theories) REGRESSION PRENATAL DEVELOPMENT AFFECTIONAL DRIVE OEDIPUS COMPLEX (Oedipus Situation) BIRTH ADJUSTMENTS MAPLE SUGAR URINE DISEASE OVERPROTECTION (“Momlsm”) HYPOCHONDRIASIS Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "GESTATION PERIOD," in PsychologyDictionary.org, May 11, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/gestation-period/ (accessed June 24, 2022).