ERIC Number: EJ552798
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1997
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Cognitive Set and Coping Strategy Affect Mothers' Sensitivity to Infant Cries: A Signal Detection Approach.
Donovan, Wilberta L.; Leavitt, Lewis A.; Walsh, Reghan O.
Child Development, v68 n5 p760-72 Oct 1997
Used signal detection methodology to examine how cognitive set affects mothers' response to crying by "difficult" and "easy" infants. Found that increased mothers' sensitivity was associated with the "difficult" infant cognitive set and that mothers with high illusory control were least sensitive in detecting differences between cries. Greater sensitivity was associated with more efficient processing of cry signals. (Author/KB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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