Effects of mother-infant social interactions on infants' subsequent contingency task performance.

@article{Dunham1990EffectsOM,
  title={Effects of mother-infant social interactions on infants' subsequent contingency task performance.},
  author={Philip J. Dunham and Frances Y Dunham},
  journal={Child development},
  year={1990},
  volume={61 3},
  pages={785-93}
}
20 3-month-old infants participated in a nonsocial contingency task immediately following a social interaction with their mothers. A measure of the time the dyads spent in a state of vocal turn-taking predicted individual differences in the infants' subsequent performance on the contingency task. These results parallel the social transfer effects we reported earlier in which the turn-taking dimension of social structure was experimentally manipulated to assess its effect on a subsequent… CONTINUE READING

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