The Interpersonal World of the Infant: A View from Psychoanalysis and Developmental Psychology Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Daniel N. Stern
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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. ________ are formed as a result of the repeat events, of the repeat lived experiences that infants experience.

2. When capacities mature in infants, there is a _______ according to organizing subjective perspectives.

3. Stern thinks of the infant's subjective viewpoint as that of the _________ and the solitary self and the other.

4. New stages of development create _____ senses of self such as with newly acquired behaviors and capabilities.

5. From birth to two months of age, the _____ is employed to relate diverse experiences, affects, perceptions and events.

Short Essay Questions

1. What are some of the developmental markers that will show up in an infant who is around eight weeks?

2. What are fusion like experiences dependent on, according to Stern in his findings about infants?

3. What are the four different senses that are involved in the sense of core self, according to the content of the book?

4. What are some of the many forms of what might be called the self, according to this 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 does core-relatedness do for the infant as they are growing up in the world, according to the content of the book?

7. What is the problem with reactivity, according to this section of the book, in relation to an infant's story?

8. What does Stern say is the definition of the clinical infant as will be described and used in parts of this book?

9. What does research show about infants and the experience of intersubjective stages in others, according to the content of the book?

10. How can a person begin to understand the experience of the social self, according to Stern?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Stern believes that many of the experiences people experience as a whole are genetic in nature.

Part 1: What role do you think genetics play in the development of social experiences?

Part 2: Why do you think Stern believes that genetics are the source of many experiences?

Part 3: Do you think the idea of genetic-based experiences is limiting?

Essay Topic 2

The ideas of the Self and the Other are a discussion that Stern has in the book, though the discussion does not seem to be conclusive.

Part 1: How would you define the idea of the Self in this book?

Part 2: How would you define the Other, as described and discussed in this book?

Part 3: Why do you think the discussion of the Self and the Other is important? Or isn't it?

Essay Topic 3

When a child begins to acquire language, it changes their entire experience of the world.

Part 1: Do you think language is an important acquisition for a human? Why?

Part 2: How do you feel language helps you or hurts you in your life today?

Part 3: Do you think a human could be a human without being able to talk in the way many do?

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