Social referencing in infancy: a glance at fathers and marriage.

  title={Social referencing in infancy: a glance at fathers and marriage.},
  author={S Dickstein and Ross D. Parke},
  journal={Child development},
  volume={59 2},
Social referencing refers to the tendency of a person to look to a significant other in an ambiguous situation in order to obtain clarifying information. The aims of the study were to assess the extent to which infants use fathers as referencing targets, and to assess the familial context that might mediate referencing to both parents. 40 11-month-old infants were observed once with their mothers and once with their fathers in a 15-min social referencing situation that involved entrance of a… CONTINUE READING

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