Published in Medical Letter on the CDC and FDA, October 8th, 2006
Investigators in England report, "In this experiment we investigated the impact of indirect expressions of maternal social anxiety on infant interactions with a stranger. A social referencing paradigm was used in which infants first observed their mothers interacting with a stranger and then interacted with the stranger themselves. Mothers made no direct communicative gestures to the infant concerning the stranger throughout the procedure."
"There were two experimental conditions experienced by all mother-infant pairs (n=24; 12 boys) - non-anxious and socially...
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