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Unformatted text preview: THE REMARKABLE NEWBORN • Habituation o The tendency for attention to a novel stimulus to wane over time • Recovery o Following habituation to one stimulus, the tendency for a second stimulus to arouse new interest (often used to test whether infants can discriminate between stimuli) • Grasping reflex o In infants, an automatic tendency to grasp an object that stimulates the palm • Rooting reflex o In response to contact on the cheek, an infant’s tendency to turn toward the stimulus and open its mouth...
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This note was uploaded on 04/04/2008 for the course PSYCH 101 taught by Professor Brill during the Fall '07 term at Rutgers.
- Fall '07