Attachment (Caregiver and Infant Interactions)

Nature
The changes during development are innate
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Nurture
Changes during development are a result of experience
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Attachment
A strong reciprocal emotional bond between infant and caregiver.
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Reciprocity
Mother and infant respond to each other's signals and elicit a response from the other.
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interactional synchrony
Mother and infant reflect the others actions and emotions. More like a conservation between the two.
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Tronick et al
-Still face experiment -Babies get mothers to react back and when they failed they react with negative emotions as they feel the stress of the situation.
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Tronick et al Negative Evaluation
-Artificial lab setting can cause the mother & infant change their behaviour. -Sample Bias: would only pick mother and child who have a good reciprocal bond. -Interactional synchrony is not found in all cultures. Kenyan mothers.
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Tronick et al Positive Evaluation
Supporting Evidence Isabella et al: Observed mothers + infants together and assessed the degree of synchrony. Assessed the quality of attachments. Found high levels of synchrony showed a better quality attachment
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