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Interdyad differences in early mother-infant face-to-face communication: Real-time dynamics and developmental pathways  (2013)

Authors:
LAVELLI M.; FOGEL A.
Title:
Interdyad differences in early mother-infant face-to-face communication: Real-time dynamics and developmental pathways
Year:
2013
Type of item:
Articolo in Rivista
Tipologia ANVUR:
Articolo su rivista
Nations of authors:
STATI UNITI D'AMERICA; ITALIA
Language:
Inglese
Format:
A Stampa
Referee:
Name of journal:
Developmental Psychology
ISSN of journal:
0012-1649
N° Volume:
49
Number or Folder:
12
:
American Psychological Association
Page numbers:
2257-2271
Code PMID:
23527490
Keyword:
early mother-infant communication, interdyad differences, change processes, microgenetic method
Short description of contents:
A microgenetic research design with a multiple case study method and a combination of quantitative and qualitative analyses was used to investigate interdyad differences in real-time dynamics and developmental change processes in mother-infant face-to-face communication over the first 3 months of life. Weekly observations of 24 mother-infant dyads using analyses performed dyad-by-dyad showed that most dyads go through 2 qualitatively different developmental phases of early face-to-face communication: After a phase of mutual attentiveness, mutual engagement begins in weeks 7-8 with infant Smiling and Cooing bidirectionally linked with maternal Mirroring. This gives rise to sequences of positive feedback which, by the 3rd month, dynamically stabilizes into innovative play routines. However, when there is a lack of bidirectional positive feedback between infant and maternal behaviors, and a lack of permeability of the early communicative patterns to incorporate innovations, the development of the mutual engagement phase is compromised. The findings contribute both to theories of relationship change processes and to clinical work with at-risk mother-infant interactions.
Note:
Details on method, data analysis, and data for individual cases are included in Supplemental Material (Online Appendix A and Online Appendix B, total pp. 19)
Web page:
http://psycnet.apa.org/journals/dev/49/12/2257/
Product ID:
73504
Handle IRIS:
11562/473558
Deposited On:
January 9, 2016
Last Modified:
November 2, 2016
Bibliographic citation:
LAVELLI M.; FOGEL A., Interdyad differences in early mother-infant face-to-face communication: Real-time dynamics and developmental pathways «Developmental Psychology» , vol. 49 , n. 122013pp. 2257-2271

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