While reading chapter 10 of the textbook, I was specifically intrigued by the last section that deals with our social and moral development. It was especially interesting to learn about all the different temperament styles and attachment styles
It's fascinating how babies differ in their social interaction styles, but I wonder what the underlying cause is for these differences. For example, any parent wouldn't want their child to have high levels of behavioral inhibition, since it leads to shyness and anxiety disorders later in childhood. So is there anything parents can do to decrease this? Or is it all genetic?(102)
Since I have a 2-year old cousin, I can definitely set him in a specific attachment style. However, this varies depending on the relationship with the person leaving. For example this past weekend I went to visit, and when we were about to go he would refuse to let us leave. He would hold my hand and ensure that I stayed with him, until I really had to leave. He started crying and got very fussy as I ran out the house to meet my mom in the car. I now know that he has a secure attachment with me, but it hurts that I have to see him cry so much each time I leave.
All in all, reading chapter 10 has provided me with better knowledge with how we psychologically develop. It's really fun to watch all these changes with younger children I'm close to!