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

2. By considering new experimental findings, Stern can begin to infer the _________ experience of the sense of self.

3. What the infant enjoys and what reality is accepted arise together for the _________, not the latter after the former.

4. To learn, the representation of the knowledge must be laid down in long term memory, which means that the _________ memory must be developed.

5. 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.

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. What development has Stern's book sought to describe and to explore?

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

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

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

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

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

9. Why might pathologies result in the study of the formation of self in the infant, according to Stern?

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

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 2

Infants seem to be emotionally responsive to those around them, changing their moods based on how they feel others are acting.

Part 1: Do you agree that infants react to those around them?

Part 2: How do you think a parent should change their behavior if their infant reacts to the way they act?

Part 3: Why do you think infants might be programmed to respond to others around them?

Essay Topic 3

In this book, it seems that Stern believes infants have a strong sense of their core self when in social situations.

Part 1: Does it seem possible for infants to have a sense of core self?

Part 2: How do you define your core self?

Part 3: Why do you think many people feel they don't understand a sense of core self?

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