Social+and+Emotional+Dev+in+Infancy

Social+and+Emotional+Dev+in+Infancy - Social and Emotional...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–9. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Social and Emotional Development in Infancy Dr. Leilani Brown
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
People Some people talk and talk and never say a thing. Some people look at you and birds begin to sing. Some people laugh and laugh and yet you want to cry. Some people touch your hand and music fills the sky. Charlotte Zolotow (1983)
Background image of page 2
Emotional and Personality Development From birth onward, infants express their own emotions and evoke emotions in their parents. Emotions are the first language between parents and infant. Infants respond to their parents’ facial expressions, body language,and tone of voice. Attachments are formed on the basis of these emotional interchanges between infant and parents or primary caregiver.
Background image of page 3

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Timetable of Emotions Izard’s research on infant’s facial expressions is called the MAX Coding System: Social smile: 4 to 6 weeks Sadness: 3 to 4 months Fear: 5 to 7 months Shyness: 6 to 8 months Guilt: 2 years Contempt: 2 years These emotions are important influences on parenting.
Background image of page 4
Crying: The Most Important Communication Tool Infants cry to communicate! Three basic types of cry have been identified: Basic cry: rhythmic pattern followed by silence. Anger cry: variation of the basic cry, but louder and more forceful. Pain cry: sudden, loud, and piercing.
Background image of page 5

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Smiling: A Second Great Communication Tool Reflexive Smile: occurs in the first month after birth, often during sleep. Parents respond with positive emotions and begin to form attachment. Social Smile: occurs in response to a stimulus, such as a parent smiling, a familiar face. Social smiles strongly reinforce parental attention.
Background image of page 6
Did You Know? Infants can only stand to interact for a few minutes. They will look away, breaking the communication in order to manage arousal. Learning occurs best in calm rather than intense emotional states. Infants are affected by: Fatigue Hunger Time of day They actually learn to adapt to different contexts that require emotional regulation. Coping strategies include thumb sucking!
Background image of page 7

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Emotional Regulation Infants use strategies to regulate their emotions very early. Social Referencing: the infant reads emotional
Background image of page 8
Image of page 9
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

This note was uploaded on 04/08/2011 for the course FAMR 230 taught by Professor Brown,l during the Spring '08 term at University of Hawaii, Manoa.

Page1 / 25

Social+and+Emotional+Dev+in+Infancy - Social and Emotional...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 9. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online