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Term 1 Reading List 1920

Introduction to Research in Child Development, 2019/20, Semester 1, 2
Deborah Marks
Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue

Introducing Child Development and the Relational Mind

Graham Music (2010) Nurturing Natures: Attachment and Children’s Emotional, Sociocultural and Brain Development, London: Psychology Press. Chapter 1 and chapter 9.

Sue Gerhard (2004) Why Love Matters: How Affection Shapes a Babies Brain, London, Routledge, pp. 1-31.

Hobson, R. P. (2002) The Cradle of Thought, Basingstoke, Macmillan. ‘Just think...’ pp. 1-28

Sternberg, J. (2005) ‘Introduction’, Infant Observation at the Heart of Training, London: Karnac, pp5-16.

Optional Reading:

Trevarthen, C. (2001) "Intrinsic motives for companionship in understanding: Their origin, development, and significance for infant mental health", Infant Mental Health Journal, vol. Special Contributions from the decade of the brain to infant mental health. 22, no. 1-2, pp. 95-131.

Seminar 2: 18.10.2019

Foetal Life, Birth and Early Bonding Piontelli, A. (1989) ‘A study of twins before and after birth’, International Review of Psycho-Analysis, vol. 16, no. 413, p. 426.

Graham Music, Chapter two. ‘Life begins: From conception to birth’

Field, T. (2007) The Amazing Infant, London. Wiley, pp.17 – 40 ‘Being a fetus’.

Optional Reading:

Klaus, M. H. & Kennell, J. H. (1982) Parent-infant bonding, St Louis, London, C V Mosby. Chapter 2 - Labor, birth and bonding. pp. 22-98

For a psychoanalytic perspective and links with infant observation see:-

Cohen, M. (1995) "Premature twins on a neonatal intensive care unit", Journal of Child Psychotherapy, vol. 21, no. 2, pp. 253-280.

McFadyen, A. (1994) Special care babies and their developing relationships London, Routledge. Chapter 9 - Therapeutic interventions. pp. 160-170

A clinical perspective is provided by

Seglow, R. & Canham, H. (1999) "Intra-uterine life and the experience of birth," in Personality development. A psychoanalytic perspective, D. Hindle & M. V. Smith, eds. London, Routledge. pp. 13-32.

Seminar 3 : 01.11.2019

Early Mother-Infant Interactions and Developing a Sense of Self: Imitation and Attunement

Music, Chapter 3 ‘Born to Relate’. and chapter Zeedyk, M. S. (2006) From intersubjectivity: The Transformative Roles of Emotional Intimacy and Imitation, Infant and Child Development: 15: 321-344. Reddy, V. & Trevarthen, C. (2004) What we learn about babies from engaging with their emotions, Zero to Three, vol. 24, no. 3, p. 9. OCR REQUESTED BY LIBRARY (CHG 15/10/2019) 

Stern, D. N. (2000) The interpersonal world of the infant London, Karnac Books. Chapter 3 - The sense of an emergent self. pp. 37-68 Orig. published.: New York, Basic Books. 1985

Optional Reading:

Eliot, L. (1999) Early intelligence. How the brain and mind develop in the first five years of life London, Penguin Books. Chapter 4 - How birth affects the brain. pp. 96-122

Field, T. M. (2002) ‘Early interactions between infants and their postpartum depressed mothers’, Infant Behavior & Development, vol. 25, no. 1, pp. 25-38.

Seminar 4: 15.11.2019

Attachment Theory

Required reading Music, Chapter 6, ‘Attachment’.

Wallin, D. J. (2007) Attachment in Psychotherapy, prt 1, 2 and 3. (pp1-166).

Optional reading:

Hopkins, J. (1990), The observed infant of attachment theory, British Journal of Psychotherapy, vol. 6, no. 4, pp. 460-470.

Fonagy, P. (2001) Attachment Theory and Psychoanalysis, London, Karnac.

Steele, M. (2003), ‘Attachment, actual experience and mental representation’, in Emotional development in psychoanalysis, attachment theory and neuroscience. Creating connections, V. Green, ed. Hove, Brunner-Routledge. pp. 86-106.

Seminar 5: 29.11.2019

Attachment, Separation and Child Care

Robertson film to be shown in seminar.

Hardy, S. B. (1999) ‘Of Human Bondage’ in Mother nature: Natural selection and the female of the species London, Chatto & Windus. p480-510 Available as an online course reading in Minerva  

Marshall, T. (1982) ‘Infant care: A day nursery under the microscope’, Social Work Service no. 32, pp. 15-32. Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva Available as Online Course Reading in Minerva

 Option reading

Garvey, D. (2018) Nurturing personal, social and emotional development in Early Childhood: A practical guide to understanding brain development and young children’s behaviour, London, Jessica Kingsley. - flick through and read judiciously.

Holiday Reading December 2019

Sue Gerhardt (2004) Why Love Matters: How Affection Shapes a Baby’s Brain, London: Routledge.

This book provides a very useful foundation for the terms two and three. Please purchase it and read it before the start of term. You won’t have time to read it once term has started! It will be useful for your essay.

This list was last updated on 25/11/2019