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Unformatted text preview: o Ex: stranger anxiety Caution and wariness when encountering an unfamiliar person Common around six months Memory develops -> ability to recognize familiar people emerges -> ability to anticipate and predict events increases Unfamiliar setting, no contact with familiar figure, sober or negative emotion from familiar figure, more likely to exhibit fear Familiar setting, close physical proximity, positive reaction to stranger from familiar figure, less fear Children more afraid of adult strangers, more afraid of males than females, more afraid of stranger with sober expression Degree of control over situation also influences fear Separation Anxiety/Protest Distress displayed by infants when a customary care provider departs Begins at 7-8 mos, peaks at 14-15 mos Universal across cultures Stranger and separation anxiety can both be explained by cognitive advances and becoming more emotionally bonded with caregiver...
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- Fall '08
- Developmental Psychology