SocialPsych 9.70 - #HumanDevelopment

Relations with both parents extended family sphere of

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Unformatted text preview: g urine and feces and, by exten­ sion, hygiene/cleanli­ ness become issues; becoming independ­ ent requires discipline and self-control; "learning styles" begin to emerge with self development and interactions with oth­ ers sowing seeds of future mental/behav­ ioral patterns; for example: in the extreme, either "obses­ sive/compulsive" and "impulsive/hyperac­ tive" behavior may develop out of early experiences with things and other per­ sons (psychoanalysts are thus intensely interested in what they call "object relations" (including relations with both parents & extended family) SPHERE OF SIGNIFI­ CANT SOCIAL RELA­ TIONS: child and parents; nuclear family With the birth of a child, the family undergoes a transition from a dyad to a triad. Here the focus of negotiation shifts to issues of parental interde­ pendence in the face of mutual responsibility for the well-being of a highly dependent new family mem­ ber. The new parents must concurrent­ ly adjust to big changes in their rela­ tions with each other as well as their conjoint responsibility for an extreme­ ly needy infant; common issues at this point in the process include increased feelings of abandonment and/or fear of the loss of the other’s love by one or both of the partners. MAIN DEVELOPMENTAL TASK: to learn to hold on and to let go MAIN DEVELOPMENTAL CRISIS: autonomy and se...
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