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Developmental Psych 10 6 09

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Developmental Psych 10 6 09 Instrumental conditioning o Consequences o Determine whether behavior increases/decreases Reinforce: increase behavior o using instrumental conditioning to ask about infant’s abilities baby kicking, learning to control mobile Psychophysiological Measures o Physiological responses To psychological events Brain activity Heart rate Hormones Measure arousal, emotions, attention, expectations, perceptions, thinking o Advantages Not under infant control No training Present at birth Easily interpreted The Active Newborn Newborns o Remarkably competent Perception Learning Discrimination Preferences Behavior o Awake Alert: 2 ½ hours Active: 2 ½ hours o Reflexes First active behaviors and experience Innate Systematic Unintentional Organized interactions with world Begin to disappear at 2-4 months Moro reflex Elicited by the feeling of falling
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