Attachment Key Words Flashcards

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Interactional Synchrony
When two people interact they tend to mirror what the other is doing in terms of their facial and body movements.
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Reciprocity
Responding to the action of another with a similar action, where the actions of one partner draws out a response from the other partner.
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Separation Anxiety
The distress shown by an infant when separated from their caregiver (not necassarily their 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 secific time in development (usually the first few hours after birth).
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Classical Conditioning
Learning through association. A neutal stimulus is consistently paired with unconditioned stimulus so that it eventualy takes the properties of this stimulus and is able to produce a conditioned response.
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Learning Theory
The name given to a group of exlanations (classical & 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 imitiating behaviours that are shown.
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Continuity Hypothesis
The idea that emotionally secure infants go on to be emotionally secure, trusting abd socially confident adults.
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Responding to the action of another with a similar action, where the actions of one partner draws out a response from the other partner.

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Reciprocity

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The distress shown by an infant when separated from their caregiver (not necassarily their 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 secific time in development (usually the first few hours after birth).

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