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Child Psych-prenatal/Infancy

Prof. Tracy Cooper, LCSW 
Established October 30, 2017
An infant’s fear and wariness of strangers - tends to appear in the 2nd half of the 1st year of life (6 months) - at 9 months fear of strangers is more intense
Form of communication be it verbal, written or signed, based on a system of symbols
One of 4 differences in attachment when the main caregiver is present, child may roam and act normally. When child notices the caregiver has left, they may cry and protest. When caregiver returns, they go back to playing normally because they are in a safe presence of their safety caregiver; How would you label this child's attachment?
A threadlike structure of nucleic acids and protein found in the nucleus of most living cells, carrying genetic information in the form of genes.
When a parent/teacher adjusts the level of guidance in an activity with a child according to their level of performance or understanding
Knowing that an object still exists, even if it is hidden. It requires the ability to form a mental representation (i.e. a schema) of the object. Occurs during Piaget's sensorimotor stage.
Piaget's stage in which Infants gain knowledge of the world from the physical actions they perform within it. They progress from reflexive, instinctual action at birth to the beginning of symbolic thought toward the end of the stage
A scale that scores newborns at 1 minute and 5 minutes after birth to assess stability
Parent and child attending to the same object/stimulus with the child modeling the same emotional response as the parent is what kind of attention?
During the first year of life, the infant develops an ability to inhibit, or minimize, the intensity, and duration of emotional reactions.
The two-week period after conception is called the ______ stage.
Infant emotional development between primary emotions and self conscious emotions
Piaget's theory of actions or mental representations that organize knowledge; one of the 6 concepts of infant cognitive process
Different lengths in interaction and absence between a parent and infant causing different levels of security and emotions in the child
Coordination of sensation and action through newborn reflexive behaviors; one of the 6 sub stages of sensorimotor development
Piaget's theory of mechanism to explain how children shift from one stage of thought to the next; one of the six concepts of infant cognitive process
A rhythmic pattern usually consisting of a cry, a brief silence, a shorter inspiratory whistle that is higher pitched than the main cry, then brief rest before the next cry. - Ex: hunger
Is a close bond that is emotional, between one person and another; occurs in 4 phases
Is critical as a means of developing a new social skill and a key social signal
The stage of development runs from birth to 18 months; If the child receives consistent care then the infant would develop a sense of trust
A behavioral process whereby a response becomes more frequent or more predictable in a given environment as a result of reinforcement, with reinforcement typically being a stimulus or reward for a desired response
A molecule that carries the genetic instructions used in the growth, development, functioning and reproduction of all known living organisms
The type of emotions that are present in humans and other animals and emerge early in life; ex. joy, anger, sadness, fear, disgust
An individual’s behavior style and characteristic way of emotionally responding.
Prenatal growth is identified and divided into 3 equal in length stages.
Involves the infants movement away from the mother