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PSY: 335 Lecture 6 Notes

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PSY: 335 Lecture 6 Notes PSY 335

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Psychology of Childhood
W. Wood

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Psychology of Childhood
W. Wood
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Date Created: 10/18/15
Infant Mortality and Stillbirth The Tragedy of Premature Death 0 Stillbirth the delivery of a child who is not alive occurring in fewer than 1 delivery in 100 0 Infant Mortality death within the first year of life Paid Family Leave 0 Breaking news NJ now provides 6 weeks of paid family leave under their Temporary Disability Benefits Law 0 California provides 6 weeks of paid leave for workers who must take time off to care for a seriously ill child spouse parent or registered domestic partner or new child 0 Federal legislation is expected to pass this year Postpartum Depression Moving from the Heights of Joy to the Depths of Despair o a period of deep depression following the birth of a child 0 it affects 10 percent of all new mothers 0 it may be triggered by pronounced swings in hormone production that occur after birth 0 infants of depressed mothers may act more withdrawn and show fewer positive emotions The Competent Newborn o as developmental researchers understand more about the nature of nwborns they realize that infants enter this world with an astounding array of capabilities in all domains of development Physical Competence Meeting the Demands of a New Environment 0 Reflexes unlearned organized invouluntary responses that occur automatically in the presence of certain stimuli o sucking reflex swallowing reflex rooting reflexinvolves turning in the direction of a source of stimulation guides Kaita toward potential sources of food that are near her mouth such as her mother s nipple Early Thought about Infant Sensing 0 William James1890 o the baby assailed by ears eyes nose skin and entrails at once feelst it all ass one great blooming buzzing confusion Early Learning Capabilities 0 Ivan Pavlov 0 Classical conditioning a type of learning in which an organisms responds in a particular way to a neutral stimulus that normally doesn t ellicit responses 0 Operant conditioning learning in which a voluntary response is strengthened or weakened depeding on its associationn with positive or negative consequences 0 Habituation the decrease in the response to a stimulus that occurs after repeated presentations of the same stimulus Social Competence Responding to Others 0 there are variations in research results about when true imitation begibs o it is clear that some forms of imitation begin very early in life 0 infants can recognize happy sad surprised faces 0 neonates characteristics mesh with significant adult behavior to help produce social relationships


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