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ERIC Number: EJ850199
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Nov
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 41
ISSN: ISSN-1363-755X
Sensitivity to Social Contingencies between 1 and 3 Months of Age
Striano, Tricia; Henning, Anne; Stahl, Daniel
Developmental Science, v8 n6 p509-518 Nov 2005
Infants' sensitivity to social contingencies was assessed. In Study 1, 1-month-old infants and their mothers interacted face-to-face in three types of imperfect contingent interactions: Normal, Non-Contingent and Imitation. One-month-old infants did not discriminate these conditions. In Study 2, 3-month-old infants were tested as in Study 1. At 3 months of age, infants gazed reliably longer in the Imitation condition and smiled reliably more in the Normal than in the Non-Contingent and Imitation interactions. These findings suggest a developmental transition in the sensitivity to social contingencies between 1 and 3 months of age. The relationship between the developing sensitivity to social contingencies and social cognition is discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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