Chapter 6 - Infant Social and Emotional Development Sp12 BB-1

Chapter 6 - Infant Social and Emotional Development Sp12 BB-1

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Chapter 6 Infant Social and Emotional Development
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Social Exchanges Must differentiate and recognize that people are specific and constant Newborns are prewired to be social § Signal psychological and physiological needs § Detect contingencies in environment § Attracted to social stimuli: faces, speech, sounds § Fall in step with caregiver’s behavior
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Social Exchanges Newborns Attracted to social encounters; like voices and faces 6-12 months Develop expectations and purposefulness 1 year Infants feel more secure, have more purposeful actions, and organize play/exploration
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Reciprocity Reciprocity : mutual exchange of social interactions Social learning: mutual reinforcement of reciprocity. Caregiver provides holding framework for for the baby. Reciprocity in social interaction develops gradually. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=apzXGEbZht0&feature=related
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Attunement Attunement : caregivers attract and enhance infant’s attention and involvement
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Chapter 6 - Infant Social and Emotional Development Sp12 BB-1

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