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06 - Psychosocial development 1st 3 years

06 - Psychosocial development 1st 3 years - First Three...

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1 First Three Years Foundations of Psychosocial Development •Emotions •Temperament •Early experiences with parents When do emotions develop? Soon after birth These emotions are called basic emotions. Basic emotions are those that can be directly inferred from facial expressions, such as happiness, interest, surprise, fear, anger, sadness, and disgust. Earliest faint smile – soon after birth (as a result of central nervous system activity) At about 1 month (btw. 6 and 10 weeks) – social smile with cooing Laughter appears around 2 to 4 months, reflecting faster processing of information than smiling. This reflects cognitive development, by knowing what to expect.
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