Still Face Study

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Development in children from when they are an infant to toddler age is the most important development. This is when they are learning what the world is about and what ultimately may affect their personalities. The still face experiment is an experiment that tested the hypothesis that an infant will become very wary when looking at an expressionless mother. This can lead the infant to become extremely upset and cry out, wanting to get the positive interaction from the mother, not negative. The experiment has demonstrated that the infants already begins with the basic building blocks of social cognition. Infants will display several forms of social interactions which includes yawning, smiles, laughing, and glances at the mother. The infant may …show more content…

Edward Tronic features an infant and a mother. Infants are very responsive from what they get from the world around them. The mother begins by sitting down with her baby, which is around a year of age. She begins to play with her baby, making faces with her baby and the baby will begin to look back at the mother and display positive emotions back. They are coordinated in a way that the baby is happy with what the mother is doing. The baby is pointing at the world, laughing, and smiling back at the mother. Afterwards, when enough time has passed, the mother stops making faces and playing with the baby and becomes expressionless. The baby immediately notices what is going on and the baby tries to the best of her ability to try and get a reaction from the mother by smiling and putting her hands up. The infant is very uncomfortable with what the mother is doing because she can not get a reaction from the mother. The infant begins to react with negative emotions and starts to lose posture and turn a different way, and immediately starts to cry. The baby becomes very upset at the loss of attachment to the mother. The baby may also feel extremely powerless in the situation because she had done all she could to try and get the mother back to normal. This includes the smiling, putting the hands up, and the looking away from the mother. All learning occurs in the context of

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