Smile production in older infants: the importance of a social recipient for the facial signal.

@article{Jones1989SmilePI,
  title={Smile production in older infants: the importance of a social recipient for the facial signal.},
  author={Susan Scanlon Jones and T Raag},
  journal={Child development},
  year={1989},
  volume={60 4},
  pages={811-8}
}
2 studies tested the hypothesis that infant smile production depends on the availability of a social recipient for the facial signal, as well as on appropriate internal events. We examined the effects of attentive and inattentive, familiar and unfamiliar social objects on smile production in 1 1/2-year-old infants outside of social interactions. Like adults, these infants directed a majority of the smiles produced during nonsocial activity to an attentive social object. Overall smiling… CONTINUE READING