Maternal responsiveness and sensitivity reconsidered: Some is more

@article{Bornstein2013MaternalRA,
  title={Maternal responsiveness and sensitivity reconsidered: Some is more},
  author={Marc H. Bornstein and Nanmathi Manian},
  journal={Development and Psychopathology},
  year={2013},
  volume={25},
  pages={957 - 971}
}
Abstract Is it always or necessarily the case that common and important parenting practices are better, insofar as they occur more often, or worse, because they occur less often? Perhaps, less is more, or some is more. To address this question, we studied mothers' microcoded contingent responsiveness to their infants (M = 5.4 months, SD = 0.2) in relation to independent global judgments of the same mothers' parenting sensitivity. In a community sample of 335 European American dyads… 
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