Maternal self-efficacy and experimentally manipulated infant difficulty effects on maternal sensory sensitivity: a signal detection analysis.

@article{Donovan2005MaternalSA,
  title={Maternal self-efficacy and experimentally manipulated infant difficulty effects on maternal sensory sensitivity: a signal detection analysis.},
  author={Wilberta L Donovan and Lewis A. Leavitt and Nicole Erin Taylor},
  journal={Developmental psychology},
  year={2005},
  volume={41 5},
  pages={784-98}
}
The impact of differences in maternal self-efficacy and infant difficulty on mothers' sensitivity to small changes in the fundamental frequency of an audiotaped infant's cry was explored in 2 experiments. The experiments share in common experimental manipulations of infant difficulty, a laboratory derived measure of maternal efficacy (low, moderate, and… CONTINUE READING