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Anticipatory smiling: linking early affective communication and social outcome.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19004500     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
In anticipatory smiles, infants appear to communicate pre-existing positive affect by smiling at an object and then turning the smile toward an adult. We report two studies in which the precursors, development, and consequences of anticipatory smiling were investigated. Study 1 revealed a positive correlation between infant smiling at 6 months and the level of anticipatory smiling at 8 and 10 months during joint attention episodes, as well as a positive correlation between anticipatory smiling and parent-rated social expressivity scores at 30 months. Study 2 confirmed a developmental increase in the number of infants using anticipatory smiles between 9 and 12 months that had been initially documented in the Study 1 sample [Venezia, M., Messinger, D. S., Thorp, D., & Mundy, P. (2004). The development of anticipatory smiling. Infancy, 6(3), 397-406]. Additionally, anticipatory smiling at 9 months positively predicted parent-rated social competence scores at 30 months. Findings are discussed with regard to the importance of anticipatory smiling in early socioemotional development.
Meaghan Venezia Parlade; Daniel S Messinger; Christine E F Delgado; Marygrace Yale Kaiser; Amy Vaughan Van Hecke; Peter C Mundy
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural     Date:  2008-10-31
Journal Detail:
Title:  Infant behavior & development     Volume:  32     ISSN:  1934-8800     ISO Abbreviation:  Infant Behav Dev     Publication Date:  2009 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-01-19     Completed Date:  2009-06-04     Revised Date:  2014-09-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7806016     Medline TA:  Infant Behav Dev     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  33-43     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Affect / physiology*
Age Factors
Caregivers / psychology
Child Development*
Child, Preschool
Facial Expression
Interpersonal Relations*
Longitudinal Studies
Smiling / psychology*
Social Behavior*
Social Environment
Statistics as Topic
Grant Support
HD 38052/HD/NICHD NIH HHS; HD 41619/HD/NICHD NIH HHS; R01 DC 00484/DC/NIDCD NIH HHS; R01 HD038052/HD/NICHD NIH HHS; R01 HD038052-01/HD/NICHD NIH HHS; R01 HD038052-02/HD/NICHD NIH HHS; R01 HD038052-03/HD/NICHD NIH HHS; R01 HD038052-04/HD/NICHD NIH HHS; R01 HD038052-05/HD/NICHD NIH HHS; R01 HD047417/HD/NICHD NIH HHS; R01 HD047417-01A1/HD/NICHD NIH HHS; R01 HD047417-02/HD/NICHD NIH HHS; R01 HD047417-03/HD/NICHD NIH HHS; R03 HD038336/HD/NICHD NIH HHS; R03 HD038336-01A1/HD/NICHD NIH HHS; R03 HD038336-02/HD/NICHD NIH HHS; R03 HD041619/HD/NICHD NIH HHS; R03 HD041619-01/HD/NICHD NIH HHS; R03 HD041619-01S1/HD/NICHD NIH HHS; R03 HD041619-02/HD/NICHD NIH HHS

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