ABSTRACT

This enriching book describes the value of learning about the development of the human personality through the experience of observing a baby in the context of the family. It is distinctive in the field of infant observation literature, for it shows how the affective learning model augments the learning experience. It also highlights a somewhat neglected area of observational study: the relationship between siblings and its influence on the development of self-esteem of the younger child.

chapter |10 pages

Introduction

ByJeanne Magagna, Nancy Bakalar, Hope Cooper, Jaedene Levy, Christine Norman, Carolyn Shank

part I|101 pages

Observing Babies in Their Families

chapter One|29 pages

The origins of self-esteem in infancy

ByHope Cooper, Jeanne Magagna

chapter Two|15 pages

The sibling link

ByHope Cooper

chapter Three|20 pages

The role of the mother in developing the capacity to bear emotion

ByChristine Norman

chapter Five|22 pages

Oedipal anxieties, the birth of a new baby, and the role of the observer

BySimonetta M. G. Adamo, Jeanne Magagna

part II|61 pages

Applications of Infant Observation studies

part III|49 pages

The Infant Observation Seminar Group

chapter Ten|12 pages

Teaching infant observation: developing a language of understanding

ByJeanne Magagna

chapter Eleven|9 pages

Teaching infant observation by video-link

ByDavid Scharff

chapter Twelve|14 pages

Infant observation augmented by the affective learning experience

ByDavid Scharff

chapter Thirteen|12 pages

Learning through affective group experience

ByNancy Bakalar

chapter |3 pages

Concluding remarks

ByJeanne Magagna, Nancy Bakalar, Hope Cooper, Jaedene Levy, Christine Norman, Carolyn Shank