Attachment key words

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Attachment
An emotional bond between two people. It is a two-way process that endures over time. It leads to certain behaviours such as proximity seeking and serves the function of protecting an infant.
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Caregiver
Any person who is providing care for a child, such as a parent, grandparent, childminder etc.
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Classical Conditioning
Learning through association. A neutral stimulus is consistently paired with an unconditioned stimulus so that it eventually takes on the properties of this stimulus and is able to produce a conditioned response.
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Law of continuity
The idea that emotionally secure infants go on to be emotionally secure, trusting and socially confident adults.
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Cultural variations
The ways that different groups of people vary in terms of their social practices, and the effects these practices have on development and behaviour.
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Critical period
A biologically determined period of time, during which certain characteristics can develop. Outside of this time window such development will not be possible.
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Maternal deprivation
To be deprived is to lose something. In the context of child development, deprivation refers to the loss of emotional care that is normally provided by a primary caregiver.
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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. If it doesn't happen within this time it won't happen.
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Insecure-resistant attachment
A type of attachment which describes those infants who both seek and reject intimacy and social interaction.
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Insecure-avoidant attachment
A type of attachment which describes those children who tend to avoid social interaction and intimacy with others.
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Institutionalisation
The effect of institutional care
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Any person who is providing care for a child, such as a parent, grandparent, childminder etc.

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Caregiver

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Learning through association. A neutral stimulus is consistently paired with an unconditioned stimulus so that it eventually takes on the properties of this stimulus and is able to produce a conditioned response.

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The idea that emotionally secure infants go on to be emotionally secure, trusting and socially confident adults.

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The ways that different groups of people vary in terms of their social practices, and the effects these practices have on development and behaviour.

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