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Infant/Child Development and the Importance of Children's Feelings
Paul C Holinger M.D. on April 30, 2023
How we were raised can have a very real impact on how we raise our children.
Paul C Holinger M.D. on December 30, 2022
Social conditions can create fertile soil for nourishing bias, prejudice, and violence.
Paul C Holinger M.D. on October 19, 2022
Language can be an instrument of bias, prejudice, and violence at the individual level and in groups.
Paul C Holinger M.D. on August 15, 2022
Affects and cognition have both assets and liabilities. Each can impact the other profoundly.
Paul C Holinger M.D. on June 30, 2022
Our earliest feelings, such as fear and shame, can provide the fuel for bias, prejudice, and violence, in individuals and groups.
Paul C Holinger M.D. on May 17, 2022
The perception of differences allows humans to anticipate, predict, sort out cause and effect, and pursue alternatives.
Paul C Holinger M.D. on February 28, 2022
Temperament and capacity to assess differences in stimuli as well as what one is taught and experiences contribute to prejudice.
Paul C Holinger M.D. on January 3, 2022
The issues of “cultism and zealotry” have rarely examined the impact of early development on their germination and expression.
Paul C Holinger M.D. on November 30, 2021
Physical punishment is a signal that we need to take early development seriously, We need to understand how feelings work and to be aware of the variables that contribute to violence.
Paul C Holinger M.D. on October 5, 2021
Violence will not end until we take seriously what researchers and clinicians tell us about the problems associated with physical punishment.
Paul C Holinger M.D. on July 21, 2021
How do we regulate the rights of parents to raise their own children as they wish, and the rights of the child and society?
Paul C Holinger M.D. on May 20, 2021
Affect, cognition, and language are intimately connected with the concept of empathy , which is crucial for human relationships and clinical work.
Paul C Holinger M.D. on March 18, 2021
How do we get students motivated to identify, confront, and divulge some of their most volatile and sensitive emotions and memories—in verse?
Paul C Holinger M.D. on January 5, 2021
Language can complicate the expression of anger between individuals, making it misunderstood or too harsh.
Paul C Holinger M.D. on November 11, 2020
Physical punishment is a serious public health problem in the U.S., but alternatives exist that are more effective in enhancing the development of children.
Paul C Holinger M.D. on September 2, 2020
COVID-19 has changed death for the dying, and grief for the survivors, and made trauma the price paid by many health care workers.
Paul C Holinger M.D. on July 7, 2020
Behavioral change occurs much more readily when one uses positive affects rather than negative affects.
Paul C Holinger M.D. on May 4, 2020
As an infant grows and begins to crawl, walk, and talk, two of the most common causes of distress are boredom and separation.
Paul C Holinger M.D. on April 28, 2020
If it is hard for you to hear your child express distress, here are some insights that might make it easier for you to feel comfortable.
Paul C Holinger M.D. on April 1, 2020
Recent findings demonstrating infants’ early cognitive capacities highlight the importance of enhancing the affect of interest in the service of cognition.