Mothers' dopamine receptor polymorphism modulates the relation between infant fussiness and sensitive parenting.

@article{Kaitz2010MothersDR,
  title={Mothers' dopamine receptor polymorphism modulates the relation between infant fussiness and sensitive parenting.},
  author={Marsha Kaitz and Idan Shalev and Noam Sapir and Noa Devor and Yekutiel Samet and David Mankuta and Richard P. Ebstein},
  journal={Developmental psychobiology},
  year={2010},
  volume={52 2},
  pages={149-57}
}
We determined whether the combination of the 48-bp variable number tandem repeat polymorphism of the dopamine (DRD4) gene and infants' (fussy-difficult) temperament predicted parenting sensitivity. The sample was comprised of 147 mothers and their 6-month olds. Sensitive parenting was assessed by coding filmed interactions between mothers and infants. Infant temperament was assessed by parents' reports on a standard questionnaire. Moderated regressions models, with maternal education and… CONTINUE READING

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