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Interactional Synchrony
When two people interact they tend to mirror what the other is doing in terms of facial and body movements. This includes imitating emotions as well as behaviours. This is described as a synchrony - when two (or more) things move in the same pattern.
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Reciprocity
Responding to the action of another with a similar action, where the actions of one partner elicit a response from the other partner. The responses are not necessarily similar as in interactional synchrony.
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Seperation Anxiety
The distress shown by an infant when seperated from his/her caregiver. This is not necessarily the child's biological mother.
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Stranger Anxiety
The distress shown by an infant when approached or picked up by someone who is unfamiliar.
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Imprinting
An innate readiness to develop a strong bond with the mother which takes place during a specific time in development, probably the first few hours after birth/hatching. If it doesn't happen at this time it probably will not happen.
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Classical Conditioning
Learning through association. A neutral stimulus is consistently paired with an unconditioned response.
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Learning Theory
The name given to a group of explanations (classical and operant conditioning), which explain behaviour in terms of learning rather than any inborn tendencies or higher order thinking.
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Operant Conditioning
Learning through reinforcement.
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Social Learning Theory
Learning through observing others and imitating behaviours that are rewarded.
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Continuity Hypothesis
The idea that emotionally secure infants go on to be emotionally secure, trusting and socially confident adults.
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Responding to the action of another with a similar action, where the actions of one partner elicit a response from the other partner. The responses are not necessarily similar as in interactional synchrony.

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Reciprocity

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The distress shown by an infant when seperated from his/her caregiver. This is not necessarily the child's biological mother.

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The distress shown by an infant when approached or picked up by someone who is unfamiliar.

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An innate readiness to develop a strong bond with the mother which takes place during a specific time in development, probably the first few hours after birth/hatching. If it doesn't happen at this time it probably will not happen.

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