STRANGER ANXIETY

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Is the depressed state of children when they are surrounded by unknown people. Stranger anxiety is a normal part of cognitive development: Babies differentiate caregivers from other people and that is why they prefer the familiar faces.

STRANGER ANXIETY: "Stranger anxiety is experienced by children when they have unknown people around them."
Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "STRANGER ANXIETY," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 13, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/stranger-anxiety/ (accessed August 10, 2022).

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