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Psychology 2110 Lecture Notes - Toilet Training, Baby Talk, Attachment Theory


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Psychology 2110
Fangfang Li

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First Day
9:30 PM
Child Development: An Introduction
Toilet Training and Weaning: best done by parents when child is young
Has some psycho effect on child, affects behavior and personality
Freud - impact on personality of people
Controversial - difference in people's beliefs on how early/late to do it
o How does it affect the child?
o "Spoiling the child"
o "Won't be independent"
You'll spoil the child if you pick it up when it cries or meet his/her needs.
John B. Watson
o Father of behaviorism
Still a popular method, "cry it out", don't offer any comforting
Do for their own sake, not for the child's sake (to get enough sleep, etc)
Attachment theory: to be explored later on
Children should sleep in their own bed and room.
Mayan culture, very common to sleep with the child.
o Allows for them to respond to needs during the night
Baby talk to the baby is good.
Parantese speech
o Elongate vowels, high pitched, helps them understand language
Lots of benefits
o Sing-sound voice
o Attract their attention
o Form a relationship
o Help language learning later on
The quality of the love relationship between parents makes great difference in the happiness of
If parents have good relationship, more good to the child.
Children learn best by sitting still and paying attention to what teachers and parents teach them.
Children learn through play, hence, let them play.
o Good for physical, social development
o Learn more about nature
Chinese culture
Why study?
The boy was raised as a dog -
Shaken Baby Syndrome
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