Infancy Phase of Mental Development (Birth to Age 18 Months)

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During the infancy phase, which I define as extending from birth through age 18 months, the major developmental tasks are as follows (Miller 1991):

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TABLE 7–3. Ego functions
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TABLE 7–4. Piaget's phases of cognitive maturation and development
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TABLE 7–5. Schema or mental representations
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TABLE 7–6. Phenomenological categories of infant temperament: action and reaction patterns


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