Undergraduate Catalog 2014-2015
EDC 217 Affective Development of the Child
3 hours; 3 credits
An examination of the relationship between the infant and the primary caretaker, and its importance in personality development. Influences on the primary relation, broadening of affectional ties; comparison of child rearing across and within cultures. Students learn to use a variety of observational approaches and recording techniques to increase their understanding of children who are developing normally and children with disturbances in development. School and community partnerships are explored for their emotional impact on children. Diverse infant and toddler programs are studied through 20 hours of fieldwork.
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