Social Development

By: Cheyanne Conyers

Social Development

Social Development- is about putting people at the centre of development.

Stranger Anxiety

  • After object permanence emerges and children become mobile.
  • Begins at about 8 months, they may great strangers by crying and reaching for there caregiver.
  • Can occur even if the infant is in the caregivers hands or someone they trust.
  • Symptoms-getting quiet and staring at the stranger, verbally protesting by cries or other, and hiding behind a parent.
stranger anxiety


Imprinting is is any kind of phase-sensitive learning that is rapid and apparently independent of the consequences of behavior.

  • Explored by Konrad Lorenz
  • one of the famous imprints is filial imprinting.
  • Infants can not imprint
Konrad Lorenz Experiment with Geese


Attachment is an emotional tie with another person

  • Formed between a infant and a caregiver
  • attachment affects personality development and the ability to form stable relationships throughout life.
Science Bulletins: Attachment Theory—Understanding the Essential Bond

Critical Period

Critical Period is and optimal period shortly after birth when certain events must take place to facilitate proper development .

  • development of language
  • though to between 3 to 8 months.


Self-Concept is a sense of their own identity and personal worth.

  • Self Concept is an important term for both social psychology and humanism.
  • It is a collection of self-perceptions
  • self-concept might include such beliefs as 'I am easygoing' or 'I am pretty' or 'I am hardworking.'"
Self concept - explained