The film shows examples of research methods and ideas in the study of human psychological development. Jerome Kagan shows some of the inborn motor reflexes and also the more perceptual responses in the young child. Mary Ainsworth’s “strange situations” experiment is recreated, illustrating the relationship between learning, stress and environment. The film goes on to look at research in language development, moral development and adolescent ego and sexual development.
This film is of historical interest and reflects the cultural attitudes of the country in which it was made, medical procedures and language of the time it was made. But the issues raised are timeless.
This programme can be rented on our Video on Demand system for £1.50. For this you can view as often as you like within a 48 hour period of your own choosing.