Habituation recovery is indicated by an increase in

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Unformatted text preview: 0% -test stimuli is played following habituation -recovery is indicated by an increase in looking time oddball procedure: string of visuals or sounds is repeated with an occassional presentation of new stimuli caregiver/infant: maternal sensitivty/intrusiveness; dyadic pattern toy: amount of time spent exploring new toy or object; type of manipulation with new object Responsiveness responsiveness: infant readiness to interact; emotions expressed 8 5/15/13 G. Common Methods for Studying Infant Development   Behavioral     Data collection is mostly observational Psychophysiological   Data collection relies on sophisticated equipment Behavioural Methods Head Turn   Sucking   Looking   Reaching   Observation   young: turns head to orient to a sound Head Turn   Very young infants     Measure orientation Older infants     older: infants are trained to turn their head when they notice a stimuli change Measure discrimination Conditioned head turn procedure -if they are correct turning their head with the change they are rewarded with a toy that moves/lights up/makes sound 9 5/15/13 Head Turn   Pros     cons: if infants become bored and restless- difficult to tell if its due Inexpensive Cons   Relies on the infants to learn the conditioned response High Amplitude Sucking   Takes advantage of sucking reflex   Infants are given a pacifier that is connected to a computer that monitors frequency and strength of sucks discrimination: -repeat...
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This note was uploaded on 01/21/2014 for the course PSYCH 302 taught by Professor Whitneyweikum during the Fall '13 term at University of British Columbia.

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