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Titre du document / Document title

Depressed mothers' touching increases infants' positive affect and attention in still-face interactions

Auteur(s) / Author(s)

PELAEZ-NOGUERAS M. (1) ; FIELD T. M. (2) ; HOSSAIN Z. (3) ; PICKENS J. (4) ;

Affiliation(s) du ou des auteurs / Author(s) Affiliation(s)

(1) Florida International University, ETATS-UNIS
(2) University of Miami, ETATS-UNIS
(3) Fort Lewis College, ETATS-UNIS
(4) James Madison University, ETATS-UNIS

Résumé / Abstract

The effects of depressed mothers' touching on their infants' behavior were investigated during the still-face situation. 48 depressed and nondepressed mothers and their 3-month-old infants were randomly assigned to control and experimental conditions. 4 successive 90-sec periods were implemented: (A) normal play, (B) still-face-no-touch, (C) still-face-with-touch, and (A) normal play. Depressed and nondepressed mothers were instructed and shown how to provide touch for their infants during the still-face-with-touch period. Different affective and attentive responses of the infants of depressed versus the infants of nondepressed mothers were observed. Infants of depressed mothers showed more positive affect (smiles and vocalizations) and gazed more at their mothers' hands during the still-face-with-touch period than the infants of nondepressed mothers, who grimaced, cried, and gazed away from their mothers' faces more often. The results suggest that by providing touch stimulation for their infants, the depressed mothers can increase infant positive affect and attention and, in this way, compensate for negative effects often resulting from their typical lack of affectivity (flat facial and vocal expressions) during interactions.

Revue / Journal Title

Child development    ISSN  0009-3920   CODEN CHDEAW 

Source / Source

1996, vol. 67, no4, pp. 1780-1792 (1 p.3/4)

Langue / Language

Anglais

Editeur / Publisher

Wiley-Blackwell, Malden, MA, ETATS-UNIS  (1930) (Revue)

Mots-clés anglais / English Keywords

Maternal diseases

;

Depression

;

Mood disorder

;

Mother child relation

;

Body contact

;

Social interaction

;

Attention

;

Affect affectivity

;

Infant

;

Human

;

Mots-clés français / French Keywords

Mère pathologie

;

Etat dépressif

;

Trouble humeur

;

Relation mère enfant

;

Contact corporel

;

Interaction sociale

;

Attention

;

Affect affectivité

;

Nourrisson

;

Homme

;

Mots-clés espagnols / Spanish Keywords

Madre patología

;

Estado depresivo

;

Trastorno humor

;

Relación madre niño

;

Contacto corporal

;

Interacción social

;

Atención

;

Afecto afectividad

;

Lactante

;

Hombre

;

Localisation / Location

INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 4558, 35400006673181.0310

Nº notice refdoc (ud4) : 3251482



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