Attachment- Caregiver-infant interaction

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  • Attachment- Caregiver-infant interactions
    • Attachment is an emotional bond formed between an infant and a primary are giver.
    • Interactional Synchrony
      • Meltzoff and Moore:
        • Infants (as young as 3 weeks old) would imitate facial expressions and hand gestures- involves imitation.
          • An adult displayed one of three facial expressions, a dummy was in the babies mouth to prevent response, dummy was removed and baby responded. Hand movements involved opening and closing the hand.


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