4 Childhood Development of self

4 Childhood Development of self - B. Childhood Development...

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B. Childhood Development of self a. Early Childhood i. Emergence of the subjective self Sense of acting as an agent in the world- experience of my making things happen- the existential “I” 1. First few Months – symbiotic union – fused self (freud) a. Harter – early experimenting with separateness, self-efficacy in close attachment with parent b. Importance of mutual, contingent responses i. Child does something and then experiences the parents reaction to his actions 2. 3 to 9 months – growing sense of separateness from the external world a growing sense of agency, intending purposive action a. Key achievement – realizing that objects have a permanent existence –existence apart from my experience of them b. Brian maturation- early development of spatial recognition brain mechanisms (e.g. right brain parietal lobes), initiation of significant frontal lobe development (7months) – planning, controlling action 3. 9 to 12 months- Social consequence – mom and dad are permanent persons I can connect my actions to them a.
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This note was uploaded on 04/17/2008 for the course PSYCH W82 taught by Professor Brink/weaver during the Fall '07 term at Calvin.

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