Mothers who are securely attached in pregnancy show more attuned infant mirroring 7 months postpartum.


This study contrasted two forms of mother-infant mirroring: the mother's imitation of the infant's facial, gestural, or vocal behavior (i.e., "direct mirroring") and the mother's ostensive verbalization of the infant's internal state, marked as distinct from the infant's own experience (i.e., "intention mirroring"). Fifty mothers completed the Adult… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.infbeh.2014.06.002

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