Caregiver-Infant interactions in humans

  • Created by: BronwynY
  • Created on: 23-08-21 10:35

The interactions between the caregiver and infant shapes the development of attachments.

There are two designed to encourage attachment;

Reciprocity, the baby and caregiver will copy eachother, this interaction will result in mutual behaviour, baby learns that an actions will result in a response from the PCG. 

Melzoff + Moore in (1997) Found 2-3wks old babies were able to mimic adults; facial expressions which suggests that the ability to immitate is an innate behaviour. Why? well for survival, once baby…


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