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Social work- development notes 1 - Infancy (birth to 18...

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Infancy (birth to 18 months) Sensory-Perceptual Capacities Vision Newborns can see 8-10 inches Can track slow objects Can see contrasts in light and color Hearing Can hear in utero Show preference for mother’s voice Vocalizations reflect full range of sounds Taste/smell React to salty, bitter, sweet, and sour Show preference for smell of mother’s milk Touch Soothed through touch Use sucking to self-soothe Use mouthing to explore objects Innate Motivational and Behavioral Systems Sociable behavioral system Biological motivation to be social Necessary to survive Newborns respond to faces Attachment behavioral system Maintain connection to primary caregiver Another means of survival Heightened alertness immediately after birth Temperament Temperamental traits Innate, biological Easy, slow to warm, or difficult Physiological underpinnings Brain’s reaction to new stimuli
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This note was uploaded on 11/08/2011 for the course SOCWRK 1015 taught by Professor Rachelfusco during the Fall '11 term at Pittsburgh.

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