The Interpersonal World of the Infant: A View from Psychoanalysis and Developmental Psychology Test | Final 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. The process of affect attunement is a bit of a mystery, though many have speculated that ________ is not enough to get the process off the ground.

2. _________ in theories of developmental origin, according to Stern, should be maintained.

3. Non-__________ is a situation in which the infant is unable to engage in an attunement of affect, as in the case of being around a mentally unstable person.

4. Stern seeks to describe the development of the infant's sense of __________ in this book.

5. The nature of therapy will be best determined by which domain of __________ is most affected in the patient.

Short Essay Questions

1. What are the three senses of self, as listed in this section of the book by Stern?

2. What does Stern believe about the capacities that tie diverse experiences of the social world together?

3. What should psychopathology be seen as manifesting, according to the findings of Stern?

4. What does the development of the infant infer, according to Stern's findings?

5. What happens when a child reaches their second year of living, according to the book?

6. What do most experienced clinicians do in terms of the development theory, according to the book?

7. At what age do mothers add a new dimension of affect attunement when they are with their infants?

8. As what does Stern hope for his work to serve within psychology and in the world, according to the content of the book?

9. What does it seem about the levels of stimulation that an infant experiences in their life, according to the content of the book?

10. Why does Stern omit the idea of an oral stage when he discusses the infant growth stages, according to the content of the book?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Freud believed that a child, at the beginning of life, had a protective shield against stimuli.

Part 1: Why do you think Freud believed that children were not subject to stimuli at first?

Part 2: Do you agree with Freud's idea that children lack the ability to understand and perceive stimuli?

Part 3: How do you think a child's experience is changed if they experience stimuli at a younger age?

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

Before infants are a part of the social world, they do not make eye contact and they do not try to interact.

Part 1: What do you think happens inside a baby's head before they are able to be a part of the social world?

Part 2: How do you define the idea of socialization in society?

Part 3: Do you think that socialization is an important part of human development? Why or why not?

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