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. When searching for causes of ________ personality disorder, for example, different theories look for an experience of abandonment or isolation as a cause.

2. An infant's ability to tolerate stimulation or regulate arousal may be linked to _________ disorders later in life, according to Stern.

3. Regulation through the Freudian notion of the _______ is always present, according to Stern's findings.

4. The infant always has some, at least rudimentary, sense of ____________, according to Stern in his findings and research.

5. In Stern's mind, psychopathology should be seen as manifesting in a continuum of pattern ______________.

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Why does Stern believe that the whole chain of reasoning that led to the idea of a barrier should be discarded?

3. What does it mean when the book says it is cross-modal and that it can cross sensory modalities?

4. What sense is most sensitive during its formation, according to Stern in this book?

5. What might result in anxiety disorders later in life, according to Stern's studies in this book?

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

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

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

9. What are the stages of development that Stern recommends foregoing in terms of analysis?

10. What does Freud believe about the first few months of an infant's life, according to the book?

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

The infant begins to understand that they have a mind and that others do too.

Part 1: Why is it important to realize that others have a mind too?

Part 2: Do you think that you understand that others have minds too? How?

Part 3: How do you think you can observe an infant who realizes that others have minds too?

Essay Topic 3

Psychology assumes that development is the progression from one stage to the next, according to the book.

Part 1: How do you think the a human progresses in their lives?

Part 2: Why do you think the model of stages might not be effective for following the development of a human?

Part 3: Do you think that development in your own life has occurred in stages?

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