Caregiver-infant interactions evaluation

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  • Caregiver-infant interaction evaluation
    • Immediate physical contact isn't necessary or sufficient
    • Babies aren't intentionally social
      • Responded to inanimate objects
    • Exact role of imitation  in development of child's s understandingis unclear
    • Social beings the day they're born
      • Crying may appear intentional, adult feels closer to the child
    • Int Syn isn't related to security of attachment in all cultures. Kenya babies+ mothers
    • Motherese does enhance communication, no evidence for direct formation
      • found adults use motherese with all children
    • Not possible to show cause and effect
      • Ethically impossible to manipulate amount of care given
    • Extraneous factors e.g. home environment may have LT effects on attachment. Could all influence results

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