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Module code:PSYCGN45(Add to my personalised list)
Title:Observation 1: Parent Infant
Credit value:15
Division:Division of Psychology and Language Sciences
Module organiser:Dr Nick Midgley
Organiser's location:Anna Freud Centre
Available for students in Year(s):1,
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Module outline:This module focuses upon the infant's development in the early months of life and how the relationship with the primary caregiver becomes established and consolidated. The vicissitudes of this relationship are examined through the linking of direct observations to the appropriate theoretical perspectives. Through this repeated task, the students are encouraged to develop the skills of integration between theory and observation. 
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Module objectives:The aim of the observation courses is to train students to describe children's interactions in terms of the following: 1) sequencing and timing of behaviours between parent and infant 2) expression of affect (feelings) and their management within the relationship 3) verbal and non-verbal communications 4) consequences in terms of: - reactions elicited from others - the corresponding reaction of the target child - mutual influences and reciprocity A second but distinctive aim of the observation course is to teach skills of setting descriptions of manifest behaviour in a conceptual framework, i.e. assessing a range of possible developmental interpretations of the behaviours observed. And, third, an awareness of how the theoretical framework determines one's perspective.  
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Module assessment:One essay (4,000 words) 100.00%. 
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