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Soci/Emo Development

Developmental Psychology Terms and Definitions (Socio/Emotional)

Social Development The influence of others on the development of a person
Culture behaviors, ideas, attitudes and traditions transmitted from one generation to the next within a group of people who share the same language and environment
Bonding the creation of a close emotional relationship between the parents and the baby (shortly after birth)
Attachment when an infant gradually forms a close emotional relation with his/her mom (caregiver)
Harry Harlow disproved the thought that babies became attached to whoever feeds them
Mary Ainsworth studied attachment; how a baby reacts when their caregiver is around and when they return
Secure attachment a baby is: comfortable with their mothers; happy and receptive to their mothers when they return
Insecure attachent a baby: avoids/ignores their mothers (but upset without them); angry and rejecting to their mothers when they return
Temperament natural disposition to show a particular mood at a particular intensity for a specific period
"Easy" babies cheerful, relaxed; follow predictable pattens of eating and sleeping
"Difficult" babies irritable intense and unpredictable
Self-awareness consciousness of oneself as a person
Social referencing observing the behavior of others in social situations to obtain information or guidance
"rouge test" experiment in which a red spot is put on a baby's nose and the baby looks at a mirror; to see if the baby knows it is its own nose
Diana Baumrind Studied how parenting styles affect the emotional growth of children
Authoritarian (parents) set up strict rules, expect children to follow them, and punish wrongdoing
Authoritative (parents) set limits, but explain the reasons for rules with their children and make exceptions when appropriate
Permissive (parents) do not set firm guidelines (if any)
Uninvolved (parents) make few demands, show low responsiveness, and communicate little with their children
Erik Erikson examined development across the life span in a social context
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