Lecture 8

Lecture 8 - Social Development Human Development PSY 12000:...

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Human Development PSY 12000: Fall 2011 Purdue University Dr. Eric D. Wesselmann 34 Social Development Forming bonds with others Gender role development 35 Forming Bonds with Others Humans have a fundamental need to belong – Partially pragmatic – Partially psychological – Minimal prompting Not all bonds with others are equally as rewarding or fulfilling 36 Contact Comfort Warm physical contact provided by caregiver Cloth Mother vs. Wire Mother Experiment 37
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Contact Comfort In humans, children raised in orphanages have fewer developmental problems when the caregiver-child ratio is good 38 Types of Attachment Secure attachment (~60-70%) –Protests caregiver's departure and is comforted on return, returning to exploration. Resistant attachment (~10%) –Acts ambivalently, by remaining near a caregiver but resisting affections –Deals poorly with strangers 39 Types of Attachment Avoidant attachment (~20-25%) –Not concerned when caregiver leaves –Not bothered by strangers Disorganized/Disoriented (~5-8%)
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