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One-month-old infants' sensitivity to social contingency from mothers and strangers: a pilot study.
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PMID:  18481689     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Whether 1-mo.-old infants were sensitive to social contingency of their mothers and strangers via a Double Video live-replay paradigm was studied. 8 infants were tested (M age = 45.4 days, SD = 7.4) to compare behavioral changes across conditions: a first contingency (Live 1), a noncontingent (Replay), and a second contingency (Live 2). Infants showed an increase in gaze during Replay, counter to expectation. Also, these infants could detect mothers' noncontingent responses but not those of strangers. The result suggests that detection and expectancy may be subcomponents of sensitivity to social contingency. Detection appeared first and seems basic, while expectancy in social contingency appeared later.
Mako Okanda; Shoji Itakura
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Psychological reports     Volume:  102     ISSN:  0033-2941     ISO Abbreviation:  Psychol Rep     Publication Date:  2008 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-05-16     Completed Date:  2008-06-24     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0376475     Medline TA:  Psychol Rep     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  293-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Psychology, Graduate School of Letters, Kyoto University, Yoshida-honmachi, Sakyo, Kyoto 606-8501, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Infant, Newborn
Interpersonal Relations*
Middle Aged
Mother-Child Relations*
Pilot Projects
Social Perception*

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