Essay on Observation of Child Growth

1459 Words Dec 17th, 2010 6 Pages
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Individualism– Giving priority to one’s own goals over group goals and defining one’s identity in terms of personal attributes rather than group identification. For the first time in my life I am being an individualist. I am giving greater priority to my own personal goals. I honestly don’t know what I was thinking changing careers at the age of 42 but I am determined to get my nursing degree. For the next 2 years it will be about me and my own personal achievements. Aggression – Physical or verbal behavior intended to hurt someone. I was married for 11 years to a very physically and verbally abusive man. Daily he told me what a piece of crap I was
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This approach started to change at the end of the 19th century, when under the influence of politics, clergy and psychology, the weight of child's development was shifted from the society and father almost exclusively onto mother. It was believed at that time that "what happens to the child is largely a product of who the mother is and what she does or does not do" (Silverstein, 1026).
The theory of heavy influence of mother's behavior on the child has been the subject of the research by Bowlby and Spitz on child care. It has led them both to similar conclusions. The research has shown that "emotional disorders and intellectual retardation observed in institutionalized infants were the result of the deprivation of a continuous relationship with mother" (Silverstein, 1026). This conclusion would seem completely logical if it was not for the fact that mother's actions, or their lack, were the only factor taken under consideration in the study. That problem was noticed by Rutter, who after analyzing his studies, came to a very challenging conclusion. He concluded that "emotional disorders and intellectual retardation (…) were the consequence of a wide range of factors" (Silverstein,...

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