Fathers' and mothers' responses to infant smiles and cries*

@inproceedings{Frodi1978FathersAM,
  title={Fathers' and mothers' responses to infant smiles and cries*},
  author={Ann M. Frodi and Michael E Lamb and Lewis A. Leavitt and Wilberta L. Donovan},
  year={1978}
}
Forty-eight mother—father pairs watched a 6-minute videotape presentation of an infant during which time their skin conductance and blood pressure (systolic and diastolic) were monitored. Mood scales were also administered. Half of the subjects saw a crying baby, while the other half viewed a smiling infant. The baby was labeled as “normal,” “difficult,” or “premature,” to equal proportions of the sample. All parents completed standard questionnaires concerning their own child. The smiling… CONTINUE READING

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