ERIC Number: EJ639757
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Mother-Infant Responsiveness: Timing, Mutual Regulation, and Interactional Context.
Van Egeren, Laurie A,; Barratt, Marguerite S.; Roach, Mary A.
Developmental Psychology, v37 n5 p684-97 Sep 2001
Investigated from a dynamic systems perspective mutual regulation during naturalistic interaction of mothers with their 4-month-olds. Found that mothers and infants communicated primarily through vocal signals and responses. Levels of contingent responsiveness between partners were significantly associated and occurred within distinct behavioral channels. Mothers were more influential than infants over object play, less influential than infants over expressive behavior. (Author/KB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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