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Emotional Development, Deprivation and Enrichment

Emotional development, deprivation and enrichment

Core Areas

  • Affectional bond
  • Affectionless psychopathy
  • Attachment
  • Bowlby's theory of attachment
  • Cognitive-developmental theory of attachment
  • Critical versus sensitive period
  • Deprivation
  • Emotion
  • Enrichment
  • Ethology
  • Imprinting
  • Indiscriminate attachment phase
  • Individual differences and attachment
  • Insecure avoidant attachment
  • Insecure resistant attachment
  • Interactional synchrony
  • Learning theory of attachment
  • Maternal deprivation hypothesis
  • Monotropy
  • Multiple attachment
  • Object permanence
  • Preattachment phase
  • Privation
  • Secure attachment
  • Specific attachment
  • Stages of attachment
  • Strange situation

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this section you should be able to:

  • define the key terms outlined above;
  • define the key stages involved in emotional development;
  • understand that attachment is a key area in such development;
  • define the different types, stages and theories of attachment and the individual differences in attachment;
  • outline the short- and long-term effects of deprivation including the research evidence on which this is based, and be able to evaluate this work;
  • examine the effects of privation and the studies that support this;
  • acknowledge ...
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