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ERIC Number: ED104517
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Mar
Pages: 10
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The Control of Infant Vocalizations by Response-Independent Social Stimulation.
Bloom, Kathleen; And Others
This research study investigated the hypothesis that noncontingent social stimulation can elicit infant vocal sounds. The investigation involved an examination of both the course of social elicitation and the nature of the social releasing stimulus. Three experimental conditions were designed to measure: (1) the changes in vocalization rate during 2-minute periods following stimulation; (2) the time between the onset of one infant response and the onset of the next; and (3) the influence of eye contact in eliciting vocalization. Subjects were eight 3-month-old infants. It was concluded that infant vocalizations can be elicited by social stimuli, and that social stimulation must include the opportunity for eye contact. (SDH)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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