CH 10 part 2 Emotional Development

CH 10 part 2 Emotional Development - CH:,cont...

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CH:10 part 2- Emotional Development, cont. Social Orientation and Understanding Social Orientation Face-to-face   play often begins to characterize  caregiver-infant interactions when the infant is about 2- to  3-months of age. The face-to-face play may include vocalizations, touch, and  gestures. By 2- to 3-months of age, infants respond differently to  people than objects, showing more  positive   emotion to  people than inanimate objects, such as puppets.
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Social Orientation and Understanding Still-face paradigm The frequency of face-to-face play decreases after          7 months of age as infants become more  mobile . A recent  meta-analysis  revealed that infants’ higher  positive affect and lower negative affect as displayed  during the still-face paradigm were linked to  secure  attachment at one year of age. Locomotion As infants develop the ability to crawl, walk, and run,  they are able to explore their social world. These newly developed self-produced locomotor skills  allow the infant to independently initiate social 
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Social Orientation and Understanding Intention and Goal-Directed Behavior Perceiving people as engaging in intentional and                 goal-directed behavior occurs toward the end of the first  year (joint attention  and gaze following ). At about 10-11 months of age, joint attention intensifies  and infants begin to follow the caregiver’s gaze. By their first birthday, infants have begun to direct the 
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