The first objective of the course is to show the complexity of human development and the crucial importance of early interactions. The second objective is for students to acquire the experience of observing parents and infants.For this students form small groups and observe in natural conditions or in the lab parents and infants. They analyze the videos and write a paper.
The method of teaching depends on a)lectures,b) videos,c)students participation in observation
Course Content (Syllabus)
The course is divided in three parts. In the first part the following topics are presented and discussed: the wish for a child, the work of pregnancy,postnatal depression,the premature infant,the newborn, and its capacities,the assessment of the newborn and studies regarding early interactions typical and atypical interactions. In the second part of the course videos regarding the above topics are shown and discussed. In the third part of the course students observe and videotape in the lab or in the natural environment infants.
pregnancy, infant, newborn, postnatal depression, parents
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Murray, L (2017). Η ανάπτυξη των βρεφών, Αθήνα, Παπαζήσης
Brazelton, B. & Cramer, B. (1991) The Earliest Relationship. Parents, Infants and the Drama of Early Attachment. London, Karnac Books. Η πρώτη σχέση. Γονείς, Βρέφη και ο Δεσμός. Μετάφραση Χρ. Χατζηδημητρίου, Επιστ. Επιμέλεια Γρ. Αμπατζόγλου & Ζ. Παπαληγούρα - Ράλλη Αθήνα, Παπαζήσης, 2009
Το Λίκνο της σκέψης P. Hobson, Μετάφραση Μ. Σόλμαν, Επ. Ο. Μαράτου, Παπαζήσης 2006
Additional bibliography for study
Spencer, J.,Clearfield, M.& Corbetta,D., Ulrich, B.,Buchanan, P.&Schöner,G.(2006).
Moving Toward a Grand Theory of Development: In Memory of Esther Thelen. CHild Development, 77,6,1521-1538.
The importance of caregiver-child interactions for the survival and healthy development of young children, A review. DEPARTMENT OF CHILD AND ADOLESCENT HEALTH DEVELOPMENT WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION, 2004
Lis,A. & Zennaroa, A.(1997). Semistructured Interview with Parents-to-be Used During
Pregnancy: Preliminary Data,Infant Mental Health Journal, 18(3),306–323