Social-Emotional Development

Birth- Age 2

Hannah Grant


-passivity- how actively involved

-irritability-feeling distressed

-the quality and intensity of emotional reactions

-activity pattes


-strong emotional connection that develops between people

-infant get attached to people who mainly take care of them

-clinging and crying are types of behaviors

separation anxiety- child protests because a caregiver is leaving

Changes over time

Birth- 3 months

-usually no tears are present

-do not have refined motor functions

-distress is shown by crying

3-6 Months

-crying is present

-they make more happy sounds

-responses to people and objects more

6-12 Months

-infants become actively involved

-start to make sounds

-separation anxiety becomes present

-infants start to push away

12-24 Months

-children become aware of parents leaving

-interest in exploring

-become aware of their abilities

-show interest in others