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ERIC Number: EJ810950
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Sep
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0012-1649
Behavioral Reactivity and Approach-Withdrawal Bias in Infancy
Hane, Amie Ashley; Fox, Nathan A.; Henderson, Heather A.; Marshall, Peter J.
Developmental Psychology, v44 n5 p1491-1496 Sep 2008
Seven hundred seventy-nine infants were screened at 4 months of age for motor and emotional reactivity. At age 9 months, infants who showed extreme patterns of motor and negative (n = 75) or motor and positive (n = 73) reactivity and an unselected control group (n = 86) were administered the Laboratory Temperament Assessment Battery, and baseline electroencephalogram data were collected. Negatively reactive infants showed significantly more avoidance than positively reactive infants and displayed a pattern of right frontal electroencephalogram asymmetry. Positively reactive infants exhibited significantly more approach behavior than controls and exhibited a pattern of left frontal asymmetry. Results support the notion that approach-withdrawal bias underlies reactivity in infancy. (Contains 2 tables, 1 figure, and 1 footnote.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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