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1Psy311 Lecture 5January 20 2014Constructing First RelationshipsThe emergence of the first relationship is fascinating and may be a prototype for all subsequent relationshipsoVery special and unique moments occur when child display certain behaviors and mutual relationships develop between parents and children We are talking about relationships in general here and not attachment relationshipsWe infer relationships from interactions but the sum of interactions does not equal a relationship oInteractions may be reactive smiles smiling speaking kindly which are interactions that we see and we infer that a relationship developed but its complicated because a close relationship can be seen by discipline showing care So Its not easy to come up with a behavioral assessment to tell what are negative or positive behaviors Then negative behaviors such as controlling behaviors and discipline also show loveStages of Interactional DevelopmentBiological Regulation 0 monthsoDevelopmental Task To regularize the infants basic biological processes and to harmonize them with parental requirements Our schedules are not the same but in general children sleeping patterns are not very good some sleep better some eat better etc even though the biological needs are the same but individual differences The parents bring in their own ideas in how to control the child So parents on one extreme change their life for the baby but for some parents are on the other extreme where they do not change their life for the baby This can be due to the cohort differences Characterized by basic interactions by the child for example crying shows child is unhappy smiling etcFaceto face exchanges 2 monthsoDevelopmental Task To regulate mutual attention and responsiveness in face to face situations Child is still very fragile but not as fragile as when they are born Parents are a bit more confident now Parents smile and sing to child tickle the child stimulate the child so opportunities for face
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