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Daniel N. Stern
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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. In Chapter Two, Stern makes a distinction between the _______ infant and the observed infant.
(a) Small.
(b) Subjective.
(c) Large.
(d) Clinical.

2. The _________ of RIGs becomes a representation that is assigned a set of retrieval cues, according to the author.
(a) Activities.
(b) Movement.
(c) Adjustments.
(d) Representation.

3. Stern thinks of the infant's subjective viewpoint as that of the _________ and the solitary self and the other.
(a) Baby self.
(b) I self.
(c) We self.
(d) You self.

4. According to the book the author is both a psychoanalyst and a _______, one who studies child development.
(a) Experimentalist.
(b) Sociologist.
(c) Developmentalist.
(d) Biologist.

5. Infants can also develop self-regulating experiences with ___________ which can develop early, such as security blankets.
(a) Other children.
(b) Bedding.
(c) Inanimate things.
(d) Archetypal forms.

Short Answer Questions

1. Infants begin to learn that they can share subjective ________ with others and they begin to develop a working theory of how other minds work.

2. Clinical and parental view tend to converge in believing the child has an active subjective life including ______.

3. Infants then begin to experience _________ from the idea of a self-regulating other, which then can lead to a sense of security and of attachment.

4. There is little evidence showing that psychological insults and ______ at one age predict later clinical problems.

5. One of the needs of infants at this stage is for ________, usually provided by the parents.

Short Essay Questions

1. What happens to infants when they are between the second and third months of life?

2. What are some of the many forms of what might be called the self, according to this book?

3. What are the differences between the observed infant and the clinical infant in terms of social interaction?

4. How do clinical and parental views of an infant begin to converge, according to the content of the book?

5. What does Stern believe is part of the reason for infants responding to parental behavior, according to the content of the book?

6. What may always be too much for the behavioral sciences, though it must still be theorized about?

7. Why don't the two core selves of an infant get confused, according to the research of Stern?

8. Between what does Stern first need to distinguish before he can continue his study of infancy, according to the content of the book?

9. What happens when an infant gains a sense of core self for herself and for others?

10. What is the observed view of infancy, a dialogue that continues throughout the book?

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