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Behavioral development of infant holding and its laterality in relation to mothers' handedness and child-care attitude.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20036778     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The holding of 465 Japanese infants by their mothers was longitudinally observed at 4 and 9 months with several checkups and questionnaires of physical and psychological development and child-care attitude in a larger longitudinal study of mother-child relationships. A left side bias in holding was significant for the 4-month-old infants. The infants' increased autonomy in their ability to adopt a posture at 9 months weakened the holding bias. The mothers' handedness was related to different right/left hand contact patterns, but it was significant only for holding on the left side. The infants' reflexes relating to posture did not correlate with the holding bias at 4 months. The meaning and possible determinants of holding laterality are discussed.
K Negayama; M Kawai; H Yamamoto; K Tomiwa; Y Sakakihara;
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2009-12-28
Journal Detail:
Title:  Infant behavior & development     Volume:  33     ISSN:  1934-8800     ISO Abbreviation:  Infant Behav Dev     Publication Date:  2010 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-02-09     Completed Date:  2010-04-29     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7806016     Medline TA:  Infant Behav Dev     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  68-78     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright 2009 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Faculty of Human Sciences, Waseda University, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Child Rearing / psychology*
Cohort Studies
Functional Laterality / physiology*
Infant Behavior / psychology*
Longitudinal Studies
Maternal Behavior / physiology*,  psychology
Mother-Child Relations
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