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Prematurity stereotyping: effects on mother-infant interaction.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3956315     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The possibility that the self-fulfilling prophecy process can adversely affect the caregiving environment of premature infants was explored in this study. A portion of this process was investigated experimentally by assessing cognitive and behavioral reactions of 27 mothers to unfamiliar full-term infants who were labeled either full-term or premature. Infants who were described as premature were touched less and given a more immature toy to play with, were rated as smaller, finer-featured, and less cute, and were liked less than infants who were labeled full-term. In turn, infants labeled premature were less active during the interaction than infants labeled full-term. College students who later observed the videotapes made of the mother-infant interactions were able to accurately guess which label was assigned to the infants. The results of this study further support the existence of a prematurity stereotype and the impact of expectations on perceptions and behavior.
Authors:
M Stern; K A Hildebrandt
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Child development     Volume:  57     ISSN:  0009-3920     ISO Abbreviation:  Child Dev     Publication Date:  1986 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1986-05-22     Completed Date:  1986-05-22     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372725     Medline TA:  Child Dev     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  308-15     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adolescent
Adult
Female
Humans
Infant
Infant Care
Infant, Newborn
Infant, Premature* / psychology*
Male
Maternal Behavior
Mother-Child Relations*
Play and Playthings
Set (Psychology)
Stereotyping*

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