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HD FS 428
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HDFS 428
Lecture 1
Infant Development
Why study infants?
Philosophical questions
Parental investment
Applied concerns
Parental Investment
A lot of decisions to make
o Pregnancy
o Childbirth
o Breastfeeding
Bottle
Picking between the 2
o Solitary vs. co-sleeping
Will the baby sleep with the parents or in a separate room?
o Daycare vs. staying at home
o How or when to disciple
What types of discipline?
Positive punishment
Negative punishment
Positive reinforcement
Negative reinforcement
Types of parenting?
Authoritarian
Authoritative
Etc.
o Goodness of fit
o Optimize nurture
Applied Concerns
How much to babies know?
o A lot
o Do not give them enough credit
When can we expect certain milestones to occur?
o Learned about averages in prerequisites
How stable is temperament?
Can the quality of the primary attachment relationship in infancy predict
the quality of relationships in adulthood?
What happens to infants of mothers who abuse drugs?
o There are kids addicted to drugs such as:
Heroine
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Cocaine
Because mother was abusing drugs during pregnancy
o In Altoona, PA:
Used to be 50 kids
Went up to 1200 1500 kids
o Importance of interventions and preventions in order to help the
kids in these circumstances
Social Ecology of Infancy
Social Ecology
The multifaceted and interactive effects of personal and environmental
factors that determine individual behaviors
o Nature
o Nurture
Genetics + Environment/experience = individual
o But:
Susceptibility is NOT inevitability
Does not mean that you are inevitably going to
develop a certain trait
o Example:
Music genes
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