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The First Relationship: Mother and Infant Daniel Stern, 1977 Harvard University Press Cambridge, MA
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Learning about Things Human Purpose of the book: “How, in a short span of the first six months of life, the infant emerges as a social human being” (pg. 1) First Phase: Learning about Things Human baby learns to: Invite mother to play Initiate interaction Maintain and modulate flow of social exchange Signal termination, avoidance or temporary suspension of an interpersonal encounter
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Learning about Things Human This biologically designed choreography will serve as a prototype for all his later interpersonal exchanges. Mothers and babies know intuitively what to do Observe Mother/child interactions to learn what they do Videotape interactions and study them frame by frame
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Learning about Things Human Moments of purely social interaction, “free play” are among the most crucial experiences in this first phase of learning. Infant develops: Schemas of the human Face, Voice, Touch Specific caregiver face, voice and touch movements Schemas of temporal patterns of change in face, voice and touch that signal human emotional expressions Meanings of different changes and variations in tempo and rhythm Social cues and conventions that initiate, maintain, terminate and avoid interactions Discursive dialogic modes (such as turn taking) An enduring internal representation of caregiver
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