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TODDLERS REGULATE THEIR BEHAVIOUR TO AVOID MAKING ADULTS ANGRY
Toddlers who overhear adults disagreeing can use that emotional information to guide their own behaviour, according to the research study from the Institute of Learning & Brain Sciences.
Citation: Betty M. Repacholi, Andrew N. Meltzoff, Hillary Rowe, Tamara Spiewak Toub. Infant, control thyself: Infants’ integration of multiple social cues to regulate their imitative behavior. Cognitive Development, 2014; 32: 46
CAN BABIES TELL RIGHT FROM WRONG?
Babies at Yale University's Infant Cognition Center respond to "naughty" and "nice" puppets.
New York Times Article: The Moral Life of Babies
TRUTH & CONSEQUENCE
At Cornell University, renowned psychologist Stephen Ceci studies the accuracy of children's courtroom testimony, particularly in cases alleging physical abuse, sexual abuse, and neglect. "Truth and Consequence" is a short independent documentary that focuses on Professor Ceci's research and three court cases in which he testified as an expert witness.
Citation: The Possible Role of Source Misattributions in the Creation of False Beliefs Among Preschoolers STUDY
THE VISUAL CLIFF EXPERIMENT
This study demonstrates the role of non-verbal communication in determining the child's behaviour in an uncertain context. When associating this with parental alienating behaviours, parents use encouraging or discouraging non-verbal communications that can influence the child's behaviour towards their other parent.
Citation: Gibson, E. J., & Walk, R. D. (1960). The "visual cliff". Scientific American, 202(4), 64-71.
STILL FACE EXPERIMENT (Mother Example)
Using the "Still Face" Experiment, in which a mother denies her baby attention for a short period of time, Dr Edward Tronick describes how prolonged lack of attention can move an infant from good socialisation, to periods of bad but repairable socialisation. In "ugly" situations the child does not receive any chance to return to the good, and may become stuck.
STILL FACE EXPERIMENT (Father Example)
Project ABC builds on Ed Tronick's Still Face Experiment by exploring the relationship between dads and their babies.
The Little Albert Experiment was a controlled experiment showing empirical evidence of classical conditioning in humans. The study also provides an example of stimulus generalisation.
If a child can be taught to fear Santa Claus, then a child can be taught to fear a parent.
SCIENCE OF SOCIAL INFLUENCE SUPPORTS PARENTAL ALIENATION THEORY
What does this mean for Parental Alienation?
a) False memories can be implanted,
b) suggestion and questions can lead to the corruption of memory and perception,
c) the cues of others shape our own perception,
d) and this is true of infants, children, teens and even adults.
The mechanisms of Influence include: Social Pressure, Visualization, Suggestive questioning, Repetition, Compliance, Patternicity & Confirmation Bias
Psychologist Elizabeth Loftus studies memories. More precisely, she studies false memories, when people either remember things that didn't happen or remember them differently from the way they really were. It's more common than you might think, and Loftus shares some startling stories and statistics and raises some important ethical questions we should all remember to consider.
IS YOUR MEMORY JUST AN ILLUSION?
"How can you be sure that any particular memory is true? Julia Shaw takes you on an adventure into the weird world of memory hacking. She shows that through a combination of perceptual flaws, brain biases, and social influences, your memories can be easily influenced. Armed with science, she explores how even some of your most cherished and emotional memories might be nothing but fiction.
"From a scientific perspective, the forcible separation of children from their parents is like setting a house on fire. Prolonging that separation is like preventing the first responders from doing their job."
Dr Shonkoff testified about both the trauma that such a forcible separation can cause, as well as the long-term effects of toxic stress that continue to compound until separated children and their parents or caregivers are reunited.
Show a child one thing, and only one thing, over and over again, and that is what they become.
It is unrealistic to live life with a single story. Now reflect on how life would be for a child who grows up with one parent and only hears their version of events or perspectives (through a single story) and how thinking this way defines them.
MONKEY SEE, MONKEY DO
NAPCANs Children See Children Do video. Parents need to make their influence positive. Children learn behaviours with limited knowledge and often without understanding the consequences.
HOW CHILDHOOD TRAUMA AFFECTS HEALTH ACROSS A LIFETIME
Childhood trauma isn’t something you just get over as you grow up. Paediatrician Nadine Burke Harris explains that the repeated stress of abuse, neglect and parents struggling with mental health or substance abuse issues has real, tangible effects on the development of the brain.
Folie à deux
A 1952 Film, Demonstrates the symptoms in one of the less common forms of mental disease, folie à deux or induced insanity. Presents two patients, mother and daughter, explaining that the psychosis developed first in the daughter and was then communicated to the mother. The daughter expresses a number of grandiose delusions and delusions of persecution, which ideas the mother accepts as reality.
WHAT IS A CULT AND HOW DOES IT WORK?
Margaret Thaler Singer, PhD, a clinical psychologist and emeritus adjunct professor at the University of California, Berkeley, who counselled and interviewed more than 3,000 current and former cult members, relatives and friends."
Singer's Six Conditions of Mind Control from the book "Cults in the Midst."
For a more extensive list of videos, follow the link below. These videos are created by G. Lawrence DeMarco from the Law Center, using some of the world leading experts presentations, academic articles and other literature on Parental Alienating Behaviours and Parental Alienation.
Parental Alienating Behaviours
are Child Abuse & Family Violence.
This serious form of abuse and family violence can no longer be ignored. Parental alienating behaviours must be acknowledged in Australia as it is in other parts of the world. We need legislation that not only acknowledges its existence but firmly and clearly legislates against it.