Sunday, March 16, 2008

"Life's First Feelings"

Here it is, your final assignment of the 3rd quarter...

Using the video sheet answers from "Life's First Feelings" you and a partner are to complete the following.

Choose any 3 research studies about emotional development and answer these 3 questions for each study.
1. Describe the set-up and purpose of the study that was conducted. - 3 points
2. Give the answers to the questions on your sheet related to the chosen study. - 4 points
3. Explain why you think the study is significant to the emotional development of children. - 3 points.

Total points possible for each study = 10, therefore you can earn up to 30 points.

Submit your answers by finding your class color below. To submit, click on comments on the bottom right of the entry for your class. Choose to be an anonymous user, and be sure to type your names at the top of the page.

Get to work!

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Stephen Harrison
Karly Settle

Choose any 3 research studies about emotional development and answer these 3 questions for each study.

1. Describe the set-up and purpose of the study that was conducted. - 3 points
- Put an infant on the table. Half of the table was clear glass. The surface was not visible. The purpose was to see if the child had depth perception (could see the drop). The parents played a large role in the child's decision making to go across the glass.


2. Give the answers to the questions on your sheet related to the chosen study. - 4 points
- They don't fear of heights when the child begins to crawl. When they have been crawling for about a month, they won't go across the glass because the fear of height is there. When the mother looks afraid, they will not climb across, but when the mother looks happy & smiles, they cross.

3. Explain why you think the study is significant to the emotional development of children. - 3 points.
- They develop a good sense of trust between themselves and their parents. It shows
the child they can conquer fears.

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1. The mother was playing with the child, then she was instructed to remain emotionless to see the child's response. The purpose was to see how the child reacted to no emotions, and to see how other children were affected by a household with a depressed mother.

2. Parent to children have "wordless" dialogue. They communicate through emotions. Bodily functions began to happen that never happened before (Drooling, Hiccuping & Tonguing).

3. It shows that if a mother neglects their child, it affects negatively.
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1. The child was put into a room where a stranger was crying, then his mother was crying, and then he was crying. They wanted to see how he reacted to each situation.

2. 2 years old. He showed sympathy for the stranger while trying to get his mother to help. For his mother he had mixed emotions. When he cried, his mother acted as a model. Their is a direct correlation between the mother and the child's emotions.

3. Shows how parents can teach their children. Even in something as minor as emotional capabilities.

Anonymous said...

Jessica and Samantha


E. Tronick
1) Infant was placed in child safety seat with mother in front of him. The purpose of this study was to see the effects of parent’s emotions on their children. This study was conducted to analyze the bond of mother and child and how it is developed.
2) -The characteristics of an emotional dialogue between a parent and child are that a child looks towards their parents for a response to their actions. A child looks away to decrease stimulation when they are over-stimulated from the attention of their parents. The child disengages then looks back, smiles, and they both reengage. This is like an interactive dance/bond.
-In the part of the study where the mom is unresponsive, the child smiles and the mom does not engage. The child disengages to comfort himself, then tries again. If the mom is still unresponsive, the child becomes physically distraught. He spits up, hiccups, drools, and cries.
-The implications this would have if the child is living with a mother who is severely depressed is that the child develops a patterns of being disengaged.
3) This study is important to the emotional development of children because it shows the affects of parent’s attention to their children. It also shows how bonds and relationships are formed and broken. It shows why some children are disengaged.

Dr. C Izard
1) The set up of the experiment varied. Children were placed in different experimental situations. The first situation was a child at the doctor’s office. Izard observed a child getting a shot. He watched and recorded the child’s facial expression in order to later decode it. The next situation was a child in a room who was shown a faceless mask. Izard observed the child’s expressions and reaction to the mask. The purpose is to study inborn universal emotions and to form a coding system.
2) – His basic premise about emotions is that facial expressions are the window to child’s emotions. These emotions are universal, across all cultures and religions.
- Izard’s coding system observed the brows, eyes, and mouth of the child. He could figure out the child’s emotion through these body parts and how they were shaped or arched.
- Some of the emotions he believed could be coded were sadness, anger, disgust, surprise, fear, and interest.
3) This study is important to the emotional development of children because we are able to tell how the child is feeling before they are able to verbally express their feelings to us. We can observe their feelings about certain things, and they can communicate these feelings to us.

J Kagan
1) This experiment is set up with three children in a playroom with various toys. The purpose is to see the reaction to the toys and the interaction of the children with each other. This experiment is used to see if shyness and an push toward being outgoing are inborn.
2) -Kagan’s basic premise about temperamental development is that it is inborn. His observations were an outward showing of these inborn temperaments.
- Cautious children linger around their parents are much more observant. They scope out the situation before becoming involved in it. Outgoing children are quick to play with the new toys, share with other children, and engage with other children. 10-15% of these children have a push towards either extreme of personalities. He also says that “biology is not destiny” though.
- The three areas of temperament/emotion that seem to have a biological basis are emotional intensity, activity level, and mood.
3) This study is important to the emotional development of children because it explains why some children are outgoing and some children are shy. Parents and teachers must react to different personalities differently, and this experiment can help explain why. The shy child must be given a slight push to play with the other children. If a parent does not do this, their child may always be scared. An outgoing child does not need this same push.

Clarence said...

"None of this has happened yet"