PSY335Ch.10 - Chapter 10- Emotional Development (p.396-419)...

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Chapter 10- Emotional Development (p.396-419) Emotion:  is a rapid appraisal of the personal significance of the situation which  prepares you for action. An emotion expresses your readiness to establish, maintain, or  change your relation to the environment on a matter of importance to you.  Example.) Happiness leads you to approach a situation whereas sadness to  passively withdraw, fear to actively move away, and anger to overcome  obstacles. Functionalist Approach to Emotion:  emphasize that the broad function of  emotions is to energize behavior aimed at attaining personal goals. Joint Attention:      following caregiver’s line of regard Social Referencing:      learn how to behave in a everyday situations by relying on  another person’s emotional reaction to appraise an uncertain situation. Sense of Self-Efficacy:      confidence at being able to control events in one’s  surroundings. Emotional Self-Regulation:      children must master their culture’s rules for when  and how to convey emotion. Basic Emotions:  happiness, interest, surprise, fear, anger, sadness, disgust- are  survival, directly inferred from facial expressions.  Dynamic Systems Perspective:      children coordinate separate skills into more  effective systems as the central nervous system develops and the child’s goals  and experiences change. Social Smile:      between 6-10 weeks evokes a broad grin Stranger Anxiety:      frequent expression of fear to unfamiliar adults Secure Base:      use the familiar caregiver as a point from which to explore,  venturing into the environment and then returning for emotional support. Self-Conscious Emotions:
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PSY335Ch.10 - Chapter 10- Emotional Development (p.396-419)...

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