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. Self-_________ becomes tied to the behaviors of the self-regulating other because they occur together.

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

3. One of the major parts of the emergent self has to do with _______ drawn between particular experiences.

4. Stern describes four distinct senses of the self that emerge at different times including all of the following except ______.

5. The infant, at this stage, becomes capable of ____________ intimacy and thus the parental socialization becomes a more important issue.

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What does intersubjective relatedness involve deliberately in the study of infants, according to the content of the book?

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

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

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

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

7. What are the qualifications of Daniel Stern, according to the introduction of the book?

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

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

10. What have a number of revolutions in collecting information done for the study of infants?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Social interactions with others, according to the book, help to provide numerous opportunities to develop the sense of integration.

Part 1: What kinds of social interactions might be helpful?

Part 2: Do you think that social interactions continue to help provide a sense of belonging as a person gets older?

Part 3: How do you think your life would change without social interaction?

Essay Topic 2

When writing a therapy book, it can be difficult to manage subjective and objective points of view.

Part 1: Do you think an author can be completely objective?

Part 2: What is the value in being subjective when writing a book?

Part 3: How do you think this book might change if it was completely objective?

Essay Topic 3

Infants, Stern observes, do not separate the world into different units, i.e. pleasure and lack of pleasure.

Part 1: Why do you think babies do not categorize the world?

Part 2: How would your life change if you did not attempt to categorize the world?

Part 3: Would you want your life to be uncategorized? What would this allow you to do?

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