1. The neonate.
2. Imitation and rapid learning
3. Face perception.
4. Bonding and attachment.
5. Attachment and interaction.
6. Object and person permanence.
7. Attachment - measures.
8. Maternal deprivation.
9. Social deprivation.
10. Consequences of deprivation.
KEY LEARNING OUTCOMES:
On completion of this module the student will be able to:
1. Describe the different research methodologies that have been used with neonates and infants.
2. Show an understanding of the development of perceptual skills in infancy, especially those relating to the perception of others.
3. Show an understanding of the ways in which the use of different methodologies has led to conflicting assumptions about developmental agenda.
4. Interpret data from research carried out in the neonatal and infancy period.
5. Show an understanding of the development of object and person permanence.
6. Show an understanding of the concept of attachment, the measurement and classification of attachment, and the behaviours and skills associated with attachment.
7. Demonstrate some understanding of the concept of critical or sensitive periods with reference to relationship formation in both humans and higher mammals.