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What are two important tasks of socioemotional development during infancy and...

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jakande | Student, Undergraduate | Valedictorian

Posted June 22, 2013 at 1:40 AM via web

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What are two important tasks of socioemotional development during infancy and toddlerhood (i.e., psychosocial development, attachment)?

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Kay Morse | College Teacher | (Level 1) Senior Educator

Posted June 25, 2013 at 10:07 PM (Answer #1)

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The primary socioemotional development task of infants 0 to 12 months old is to develop social and emotional affection for their caregivers. This falls under Erickson's Trust versus mistrust phase and is critical in the development of a love and trust paradigm versus a mistrust and indifference paradigm, with trust and mistrust registered on a continuum.

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