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dc.contributor.authorBrayer, Nancy
dc.date.accessioned2018-07-12T18:31:37Z
dc.date.available2018-07-12T18:31:37Z
dc.date.issued1989
dc.identifier.citationSource: Dissertation Abstracts International, Volume: 51-03, Section: B, page: 1518.;Advisors: Beatrice Beebe.
dc.identifier.urihttps://yulib002.mc.yu.edu/login?url=http://gateway.proquest.com/openurl?url_ver=Z39.88-2004&rft_val_fmt=info:ofi/fmt:kev:mtx:dissertation&res_dat=xri:pqm&rft_dat=xri:pqdiss:9020086
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12202/3306
dc.description.abstractThis study explored the interpersonal influence processes which govern the systems of infant engagement and maternal intensity of handling stimulation. The videotaped face-to-face play interactions of 14 mothers and their 3-4 month old female infants were coded by microanalysis. A scale was designed to differentiate qualitative variations in maternal intensity of handling stimulation. Infant engagement was coded by changes in orientation, gaze, and facial expression. The data was analyzed across a two second sampling unit. Time-series regression analysis (TSR) was used to determine the extent to which each partner was influenced by her own behavior (self-influence) and by her partner's behavior.;Maternal intensity of handling stimulation coordinates with infant engagement in over half of the dyads. A strong pattern of coordination was found in the current sampling unit of both partners (at lag-0). However, there was only a marginally significant pattern of one-way influence (both mother influencing infant and infant influencing mother) among the dyads (at lag t-1). Robust self-influence (autocorrelation) was found in every infant and in every mother.
dc.publisherProQuest Dissertations & Theses
dc.subjectDevelopmental psychology.
dc.titleThe regulation of maternal intensity of stimulation and infant engagement
dc.typeDissertation


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