In the second half of the first year, infants show signs of distress when approached by an unfamiliar person and when their primary caregiver leaves. The study of these phenomena underscores the link between advances in the child’s ability to mentally represent people and events, along with changes in the emotional tie to the caregiver. Separation anxiety is an important psychological construct within several emotional development theories. While the reaction is normative, some children develop a separation anxiety disorder (SAD).
|Title of host publication||The Curated Reference Collection in Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Psychology|
|Publisher||Elsevier Science Ltd.|
|Number of pages||11|
|State||Published - 1 Jan 2016|
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- Developmental milestone
- Eight-month anxiety
- Fear of strangers
- Person permanence
- Separation anxiety
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Medicine (all)