When Parents Play Favorites


When Parents Play Favorites, Preferring one child over another

By Ilan Shrira, The Narcissus in All of Us. Ilan Shrira is a social psychologist at Lake Forest College.

Joshua D. Foster, Assistant Professor of Social Psychology at the University of South Alabama

Posted January 10, 2009


What Good Parenting Looks Like

Child Therapist Gives Gorgeous Explanation of What Good Parenting Looks Like

 “Deep breaths, you’re doing a good job.”


By Caroline Bologna, Parents Editor, HuffPost

At Huffingtonpost.com


Still Face Experiment

Still Face Experiment: Dr. Edward Tronick

UMass Boston

Uploaded on Nov 30, 2009

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Ed Tronick (http://www.umb.edu/Why_UMass/Ed_Tronick), director of UMass Boston’s Infant-Parent Mental Health Program (http://www.umb.edu/academics/cla/psyc…) and Distinguished Professor of Psychology, discusses the cognitive abilities of infants to read and react to their social surroundings. The video is an excerpt from Lovett Productions’ HELPING BABIES FROM THE BENCH: USING THE SCIENCE OF EARLY CHILDHOOD IN COURT.

Using the “Still Face” Experiment, in which a mother denies her baby attention for a short period of time, Tronick describes how prolonged lack of attention can move an infant from good socialization, to periods of bad but repairable socialization. In “ugly” situations the child does not receive any chance to return to the good, and may become stuck.

For more information about Infant-Parent Mental Health, visit http://www.umb.edu/academics/cla/psyc…

To hear about Ed Tronick’s latest work, visit http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vmE3Nf…

To support the Infant-Parent Mental Health program, visit https://securelb.imodules.com/s/1355/… and write “Infant-Parent Mental Health Program” in the “Other” field.