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Unformatted text preview: traumatic experiences that the infants were exposed to will be noted. An interview
will be conducted with their mothers regarding the warrelated traumatic experiences notes to
investigate the effect such events have had on the mothers. Infantmother interactions and parenting
styles will be encoded by recording such interactions in their home and encoding for situations that may
establish trust. Once this information is gathered, Infants psychosocial development will be measured
across three intervals; at 6 months, 1 year, and2 years. Feelings and behaviours that show that infants
feel secure with their mothers and that they react normally to strange situations will be noted to evaluate
psychosocial development. All these measures will be correlated with each other to evaluate their
relationship with one another using a multiple variable correlation test . Predicted results: Since the studies examined previously show that infants do retain memories of traumatic
experiences and that mothers who have suffered from traumatic experiences are more likely to have
children with a disorganized attachment style, I predict that these effects will extend to infants and
mothers suffering from warrelated trau...
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This document was uploaded on 02/15/2014 for the course PSYC 302 at The University of British Columbia.
- Fall '08