ERIC Number: EJ558627
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1998
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Patterns of Reactivity to an Aversive Tactile Stimulus in Fullterm and Preterm Infants.
Riese, Marilyn L.
Merrill-Palmer Quarterly, v44 n1 p97-113 Jan 1998
Irritability and activity, components of temperament, were rated for 114 fullterm and 163 preterm infants during five-second application of a cold disc on the thigh and five seconds following. For fullterm infants and preterm females, irritability increased and activity decreased across five trials. Females were more irritable during stimulation, and fullterm infants were more active on the initial trial. (EV)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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