ERIC Number: EJ643694
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2001
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Infant Crying and Adults' Anticipated Caregiving Responses: Acoustic and Contextual Influences.
Wood, Rebecca M.; Gustafson, Gwen E.
Child Development, v72 n5 p1287-1300 Sep-Oct 2001
Four studies assessed adults' latencies to signal they would respond to infant crying as a function of perceived infant distress and contextual information relevant to caregiving. Results suggested that adults' responses are influenced by both acoustic gradations in the cry and the caregiving context. Ratings of degree of distress may be highly, but not wholly, predictive of caregiving behavior. (Author/KB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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