Caregiver - Infant interactions

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What is reciprocity?
Taking turns to speak/make movements as in a normal conversation, mother anticipates the infants signals
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What is interactional synchrony?
Coordinated behaviour. Infants as young as 2 weeks imitated facial expressions and hand gestures
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Research to back this up
3 day old babies imitated mother's 3 facial faces (tongue out, the pout, and the open mouth)
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Real or Pseudo imitation?
Meltzoff and Moore stated that the imitation is intentional whereas Piaget stated that he thought they only did it because they were reacting and that real imitation does not appear until the end of the first year
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EVALUATION: Problems with testing infant behaviour
Difficult because infants are always moving, cant determine the truth
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What is interactional synchrony?

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Coordinated behaviour. Infants as young as 2 weeks imitated facial expressions and hand gestures

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Research to back this up

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Real or Pseudo imitation?

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EVALUATION: Problems with testing infant behaviour

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