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Unformatted text preview: responses. Supported by: Parent responses to smiling increases baby’s rate of smiling Fears can be learned by operant conditioning or by observation • Functionalist perspective – unified approach that proposes that emotions: o Purpose of emotions is to help achieve goals and adapt to environment o Emphasizes role of emotions in social relationships and of emotional signals in guiding behaviors o Emotions attached to memories Infant Emotional Expressions • Infants display adult-like nonverbal expressions o If displays are innate, facial expressions may occur without accompanying cognitive referents – reflexive • Infant nonverbal expressions represent emotional experiences o Expressions may help to regulate emotion as basic expressions are modified and better controlled with age – adaptive...
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This note was uploaded on 03/16/2011 for the course PSYCH 13 taught by Professor Kibour during the Fall '08 term at GWU.
- Fall '08
- Developmental Psychology