9.7.06 - 9.7.2006 Infant capabilities: - Born with ability...

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9.7.2006 Infant capabilities: - Born with ability to search for nipple when touched in the mouth - All infants are born with the “Sucking reflex” - Grasping is also another capability of infants - Vision, smile, smell, facial expression, turn head in recognition Types of attachment: Ainsworth 1. observed mothers interacting with child 2. mother left the room 3. how baby reacted when the mom came back 4. *Baby may or may not be concerned with mother leaving, but when she returns it is a great thing. Secure Attachment: - Mother is very tuned into child - Infant has complete trust in mother - The largest group of American babies have this type of attachment (60-70%) Avoidant Attachment - Lacks trust - 20-25% of American babies have this type of attachment Resistant attachment: - The baby is upset when the mother leaves - Remains upset or angry when she returns and is difficult to console - Lacks trust - 10% of American babies have this attachment Secure child - autonomous - capacity for intimacy - most comfortable with emotions
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This note was uploaded on 04/22/2008 for the course OLS 274 taught by Professor Goodrich during the Spring '07 term at Purdue University-West Lafayette.

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