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Maternal Referencing in Normal and Down’s Syndrome Infants

A Longitudinal Analysis
  • James F. Sorce
  • Robert N. Emde
  • Mark Frank
Part of the Topics in Developmental Psychobiology book series (TDP)

Abstract

Researchers interested in the developing mother—infant relationship have observed that beginning in early infancy there is already a complex nonverbal communication system (Bowlby, 1969; Brazelton, Koslowski, & Main, 1974; Stern, 1977). We agree with Darwin (1872) that a critical aspect of this “first language of infancy” is that emotional signals are reciprocally exchanged between mother and infant.

Keywords

Emotional Expression Emotional Behavior Normal Infant Emotional Signal Previous Longitudinal Study 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • James F. Sorce
    • 1
  • Robert N. Emde
    • 1
  • Mark Frank
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PsychiatryUniversity of Colorado School of MedicineDenverUSA

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