Chapter 9 - PSYC 2344 October 17, 2007 Chapter 9: Early...

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PSYC 2344 October 17, 2007 Chapter 9: Early Attachment and Conditions in an Infant’s Environment Children begin to explore their environment and the other things around them during their infant years. Infant years are usually from the day they are born to about age two. Parents play a major role in the development of a child’s social behavior and as their caretaker. Children need to be guided by their parents to go out and discover the environment around them. These steps will help guide the child to be able to go out on their own when they get older. A secure parent-child relationship is necessary for a child to expand their social performance and interactions. According to Gardiner and Kosmitzki attachment is the emotional bond between child and caretakers that allow children to feel secure and to know to whom they can turn in threatening situations. Children usually become attached to their caretaker when they are separated from them even for the shortest amount of time. This process of attachment is seen
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Chapter 9 - PSYC 2344 October 17, 2007 Chapter 9: Early...

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