Attachment Case Study

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Once the embryo reaches two to eight weeks, it begins to differentiate. Differentiation is the process that cells undergo to become specialized; a cell transforms from a general cell to a muscle cell which has differing characteristics in comparison to an unspecialized cell. At this stage as well as all stages of fetal development, it is especially important that the mother does everything possible to avoid anything to harm the baby. As a psychologist, I would suggest that the mother avoid all teratogens. Teratogens are considered to be anything that could potentially harm the baby at the embryo stage of life, such as drugs, toxic
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As a psychologist, I suggest that the caregivers create attachment with their infant. Attachment stems from a basic sense of survival; being away from caregivers in primitive times was indicative of danger (Myers 2014). Proper attachment is made through familiarity and contact. Familiarity is important because the infant is able to recognize the faces of its caregivers from an early stage. Contact between an infant and its caregivers creates a sense of security for the infant. Without attachment, the child will have difficulties later in life. In addition, attachment can also be used to predict adult relationships. Both anxiety and avoidance in relationships can stem from an insecure attach Anxiety is when people crave attention but are fearful of rejection. Avoidance, is when people avoid forming close relationships with others. (Myers …show more content…
As a psychologist, I suggest providing an enriched environment for a child to grow. As a child grows up, they become less entertained by the same toys over and over again. Providing an enriched environment for the child will aid its development. In a study conducted with rats, some of the rats were given an enriched environment with many toys, while the other group was given nothing. Its results yielded that the rats with playthings had developed significantly more cerebral cortex compared to the rats with nothing (Myers 2014). Although the study was not done on humans, it certainly provides information that can be applied to human development. By giving a child an enhanced environment to grow and learn in, the child will see better brain development (Myers

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