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Grasping Reflex If an object is placed in the neonate’s palm, she’ll grasp it automatically All reflexes are automatic responses (i.e., they come from nature, not nurture) Rooting Reflex Lightly touch the infant’s cheek and he’ll turn toward the object and attempt to nurse; helps infant find bottle or breast Sucking Reflex Touch an object or nipple to the infant’s mouth and she’ll make rhythmic sucking movements Moro Reflex If a baby’s position is abruptly changed or if he is startled by a loud noise, he will make a hugging motion Maturation Physical growth and development of the body, brain, and nervous system Increased muscular control occurs in patterns; order of maturation is almost universal Cephalocaudal: From head to toe Proximodistal: From center of the body to the extremities Emotional Development Basic emotions: Anger, fear, joy; appear to be unlearned Social smile: Smiling elicited by social stimuli; like seeing a parent’s face Social Development Development of self-awareness, attachment to parents/caregivers, and relationships with other
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