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Author Music, Graham, 1957-

Title Nurturing natures : attachment and children's emotional, sociocultural, and brain development / Graham Music
Published Hove, East Sussex ; New York : Psychology Press, [2011]


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 MELB  155.4124 Mus/Nna  DUE 05-07-22
Description xvi, 314 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
regular print
Contents Contents note continued: 20.Conclusions: earlier experience and its longer-term consequences -- Attachment and the Effects of Early Experiences -- Childhood Trauma and Lack of Good Experiences -- What Change is Possible? -- Conclusions
Contents note continued: Children With a Father and a Mother -- Children With No Biological Father Present: Single Mothers, Lesbian Parents, and Step-Fathers -- Practical Lessons From Research on Fathers -- Summary -- 16.Moving towards adulthood -- The Adolescent Brain -- Becoming Less Attached -- Sex and Romance -- Risks, Problems, and Resilience -- Summary: Adolescence and Emerging Adulthood -- pt. V CONSEQUENCES OF EARLY EXPERIENCES -- 17.Trauma, neglect, and their effects -- Neglect -- Maltreatment, Trauma, and Abuse -- Long-Term Effects -- Disorganised Attachment -- Summary -- 18.Resilience and good feelings -- Positive Emotions and Health -- Optimism is Natural in Children -- Control, Stress, and Predictability -- Stress, Resilience, Biology, and The Brain -- Longitudinal Studies and Protective Factors -- Ambivalence and Emotional Complexity -- Summary -- 19.Genes, nature, and nurture -- Genes Affect Behaviours in Self and Others -- Genes are Not Everything -- Summary --
Contents note continued: Our Brains and Evolutionary Past -- Experience Dependence -- Hormones and Opiates -- Left and Right Hemispheres -- Trauma and Neglect: The Amygdala, Hippocampus, and HPA Axis -- Summary: Hope or Hopeless? -- pt. III DEVELOPMENTAL CAPACITIES AND STAGES -- 9.Language, words, and symbols -- Parentese and Infant-Directed Speech -- Culture and Language -- Intersubjectivity and Language Learning -- Language and Brains -- Language and Emotional Processing -- Language Ability and Social Advantage -- Summary -- 10.Memories: learning who we are and what to expect -- The Brain As Predictor of The Future -- Memories of Events and Facts -- Autobiographical Memory -- Trauma, Memories, and Forgetting -- Summary -- 11.Play: fun, symbolising, practising, and mucking about -- Play in Infancy -- Play in Other Species -- Rough and Tumble -- Different Kinds of Play, Different Kinds of Learning -- Play As a Window into The Psyche --
Contents note continued: Play, Pretending, Symbolism, and Growing Minds -- Summary -- 12.Boys, girls, and gender -- Biological Differences and Rare Conditions -- A Weaker Sex? Gender and The Impact of Early Experiences -- Different Cultures, Different Genders -- Venus and Mars: Language and Different Planets -- Preferred Cultures, Different Gender Preferences, and Beliefs -- Different Genders, Different Psychological Presentations -- Testosterone Again, and Other Hormones -- Social Learning -- Summary: Nature and Nurture and Fuzzy Genders -- pt. IV NOT JUST MOTHERS -- 13.Nonmaternal care and childcare -- Adoption is Common in Some Societies -- Purchased Nonmaternal Childcare: Nurseries -- Nurseries, Nannies, Grannies, and Childminders -- Summary -- 14.Siblings, peers, group life, and middle childhood -- Siblings -- Power of The Group -- Peers: Are They Most Important? -- Peers, Parents, and Attachment -- Temperament -- Summary -- 15.The place of fathers -- Biological Priming --
Contents note continued: The Effect of Maternal Depression and Other Mental Health Problems -- Summary -- 5.Empathy, self, and other minds -- Early Precursors of Understanding Other Minds -- Developmental Leaps from Nine Months and Onwards -- Theory of Mind -- Exceptions: The Case of The Autistic Child -- Empathy, Mirror Neurons, and Rizzolati's Monkeys -- Summary: Understanding Minds -- pt. II OVERACHING BODIES OF IDEAS -- 6.Attachment -- Attachment Theory's Second Phase: Mary Ainsworth and The Strange Situation Test -- Attachment Inside Us -- Transmission of Attachment -- Attachment Theory and Culture -- Attachment and Disorders -- Summary -- 7.The importance of culture -- Some Differences -- Sociocentric and Egocentric, Dyads and Groups -- What is Universal and Biologically Natural? Breastfeeding and Emotions -- Cultural Variations in Development -- Cultures Frame Our Thoughts and Very Physiology and Brains -- Summary: Culture's Central Place -- 8.Biology and the brain --
Machine generated contents note: 1.Introduction: the blind men and the elephant -- Nature and Nurture -- Multiple Perspectives -- Un-Nurtured Children, Feral Children, and The Lack of Human Input -- The Chapters -- pt. I BEGINNINGS OF EMOTIONAL AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT -- 2.Life begins: from conception to birth -- Observing the Unborn Baby -- Where Does Parental Influence Start? The Meeting of Biology and Psychology -- Lasting Effects, Social Effects -- Being Born -- Summary -- 3.Born to relate -- Immaturity -- Bonding: Humans are Not Grey-Lag Geese -- Wired to Relate -- Infant Imitation and Contingency -- Attunement, Affect Regulation, and Marking -- Maternal Instinct Questioned: Abandonment and Infanticide -- Entrainment, Culture, and Becoming One of Us -- Summary -- 4.Infant coping mechanisms, mismatches and repairs in relating -- It Takes Two to Tango: Blind Babies, Premature Babies, and Sensitive Babies -- Early Emotional Defences -- Mismatches and Dodges --
Summary This book provides an indispensable account of current understandings of children's emotional development. Integrating the latest research findings from areas such as attachment theory, neuroscience and developmental psychology, it weaves these into a readable and easy to digest text. It will leave the reader confident that they have grasped the important issues about psychological and social development. It provides a tour of the most significant influences on the developing child, always bearing in mind the family and social context. It looks at key developmental stages, from life in the womb to the pre-school years and right up until adolescence, whilst also examining how we develop key capacities such as language, play or memory. Issues of nature and nurture are addressed and the effects of different kinds of early experiences are unpicked, looking at both individual children and larger-scale longitudinal studies. Psychological ideas and research are carefully integrated with those from neurobiology and understandings from other cultures to create a coherent and balanced view of the developing child in its context. "Nurturing Natures" integrates a wide array of complex academic research from different disciplines to create a book which is not only highly readable but also scientifically trustworthy
Notes Formerly CIP. Uk
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Subject Attachment behavior in children.
Emotions in children.
Nature and nurture.
Object Attachment.
Brain -- growth & development.
Child Development.
Psychology, Child.
LC no. 2010007722
ISBN 1848720521 (hb : alk. paper)
1848720572 (paperback: alk. paper)
9781848720527 (hb : alk. paper)
9781848720572 (paperback: alk. paper)