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Socioemotional Development in Infancy

In chapters 6 and 7, you read about how the infant develops physically, perceives, learns, and remembers. Infants also are socioemotional beings, capable of displaying emotions and initiating social interaction with people close to them. In this chapter, we will follow the course of socioemotional development in infancy. We will begin by examining how emotions and personality develop in infancy, then explore how attachment develops in infancy, and conclude by discussing how social contexts influence socioemotional development in infancy.

Discuss emotional and personality development in infancy

Describe how attachment develops in infancy

Explain how social contexts influence the infant's socioemotional development

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