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. Clinicians should keep _________ theory in the background when they practice, according to Stern.

2. Children also begin to acquire a capacity to engage in _________ play, or the process of imitating the actions of adults in their lives.

3. The interpersonal ______ created by attunement is crucial for helping an infant realize that internal feeling states can be shared with others.

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

5. The period of __________ of each sense of self is probably a sensitive period and should be focused on in therapy, according to Stern.

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. What does it mean when Stern describes the idea of deferred imitation in children?

4. Why should the period of emergence of each sense of self be focused on when an infant is studied, according to the content of the book?

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

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

7. What does the quasi-imitation that happens between an infant and their mother produce?

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

9. What does Stern see as being the most important and clinically observable aspect of intersubjective relatedness?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The observed infant is different from the clinical infant, according to Stern in this book.

Part 1: Why do you think the observed and clinical infants differ?

Part 2: Do you think it's possible to have a clinical infant?

Part 3: How do you think the observed infant is controlled by the world around them?

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

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?

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