Observable Behavior In Babies

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Conditioned head turning, conditioned kicking, ERP study technique and observable behavior are all examples of different methods that could be used to assess an infant’s behavior. Amongst different available methods, identifying an observable behavior amongst infants is one method that can used to reflect upon the internal processing of a behavior. Measuring looking behavior amongst infants upon a novel stimuli being introduced to their environment is one such observable behavior that can be used assess infant’s behavior. It is likely that an infant’s attention span will change upon encountering a new stimuli in their environment and they will spend greater amount of time looking at novel stimuli. Granting that this is an observable behavior…show more content…
Upon encountering novel stimuli in their respected environment, all four infants increased their attention span and spend a greater time looking at novel stimuli’s. Panijao from Africa exhibited a change in his attention span upon being exposed to various different stimuli’s in his environment across different stages of his development and in different context. From listening to his mother making novel noises, encountering flies and a dog for the first time to seeing his brother’s exposed gentiles for the first time, Panijao’s looking behavior increased whenever he encountered something novel. It was normal for Panijao to see his brother sitting on the ground, however, seeing his brother’s penis was a novel stimuli for Panijao and it immediately caught his attention and he increased his looking behavior to the novel body part of his brother. After viewing this brother’s exposed penis for a few moments, Panijao reached out to touch his brother’s body part. Shortly after that, Panijao lifted his own clothing only to discover that he, too, had the same body part as his brother’s. Panijao was so amazed upon discovering a novel body part of his own that he could not help but to continue looking at his exposed penis, in fact, Panijao even lifted his clothing back up again to further examine his novel body part after his brother attempted to cover Panijao’s gentile area. Panijao’s looking behavior reflect that prior to the exposure of this new stimuli, he hadn’t seen a penis prior to this nor he have any memory of it and looked necessarily long enough in order to form a memory. Although an increase in looking behavior to novel stimuli was evident across all four infants, looking behavior at genital was only seen in Panijao and this could be due to cultural

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