SUDDEN INFANT DEATH SYNDROME (SIDS) By N., Sam M.S. - 5 unexplained and unpredictable death of otherwise healthy baby that happens during sleep. Also called: crib death. SUDDEN INFANT DEATH SYNDROME (SIDS): "Example: Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) doesn't happen after 6 months of age." Related Psychology Terms BIRTH ADJUSTMENTS DREAM-STATE (D-STATE, REM- STATE) REGRESSION EXOTIC PSYCHOSES EARLY INFANTILE AUTISM A Comparison of Maternal and Paternal Filicide Piaget’s Theory of Cognitive Development NEWBORN INFANT (Neonate) LEAD POISONING ADOLESCENCE (Theories) Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "SUDDEN INFANT DEATH SYNDROME (SIDS)," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 13, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/sudden-infant-death-syndrome-sids/ (accessed June 28, 2022).