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Reciprocity
A description of how two people interact
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Interactional synchrony
Mother and infant reflect both the actions and emotions of the other and do the in a co-ordinated (synchronised) way
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Stages of attachment
How the infants behaviour towards others changes as the infant gets older
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Multiple attachments
Attachments to two or more people
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Animal studies
Studies carried out on non-human animal species rather than humans for ethical or practical reasons.
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Learning theory
Set of theories from the behaviourist approach that emphasise the role of learning in the acquisition of behaviour
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Monotropic
Used to describe Bowlby's theory. Indicates that one particular attachment is different from all others and is central to the child's development
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Internal working models
The mental representations we all carry with us of our attachment to our primary caregiver
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Critical period
The time within which an attachment must form if it is to form at all
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Strange situation
A controlled observation designed to test attachment security
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Secure attachment
Moderate stranger and separation anxiety, and ease of comfort at reunion
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Insecure-avoidant attachment
Low stranger and separation anxiety and little response to the reunion - avoidance of caregiver
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Insecure-resistant attachment
High stranger and separation anxiety and resistance to be comforted at reunion
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Cultural variations
Differences in norms and values that exist between people in different groups
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Maternal deprivation
Emotional and intellectual consequences a child and their mother/mother substitute
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Institutionalisation
A term for the effects of living in an institutional setting
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Childhood relationships
Affiliations with other people in childhood
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Adult relationships
Those relationships the child goes on to have later in life
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Mother and infant reflect both the actions and emotions of the other and do the in a co-ordinated (synchronised) way

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Interactional synchrony

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How the infants behaviour towards others changes as the infant gets older

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Attachments to two or more people

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Studies carried out on non-human animal species rather than humans for ethical or practical reasons.

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