Sunday, november 12, 2017 developmental psychology temperament and emotional development in infancy. What are emotions: physiological respiration, heart rate, behavioural facial display, laughter, cries, conscious experience subjective feeling. Functions of emotions: regulate and organize behaviour, in uence cognitive processes, social interactions. Baby facial action coding system (facs: physiological methods. Emotional development: primary (basic) emotions [birth to 1st year] Interest, distress, disgust, contentment (present at birth) Anger, sadness, joy, surprise, fear (develop over 1st year: secondary (complex) emotions [2nd year] Theories of emotional development: biological approach emotions are innate. Sunday, november 12, 2017: behaviourist approach emotions are learned, functions approach emotions serve a purpose. What is the mechanism of emotional development: neuro-physiologicla development subcortical to cortical control, cognitive development evaluation situations, language, self awareness, social experiences. Shaping: malatesta (1985): over rst year, mothers were increasingly responsive to interest and decreasingly responsive to pain. Imitation: field et. al (1988): infants appear to imitate depression.