Two-Month-Old Infants ' Sensitivity to Social Contingency in Mother-Infant and Stranger-Infant Interaction

  title={Two-Month-Old Infants ' Sensitivity to Social Contingency in Mother-Infant and Stranger-Infant Interaction},
  author={Philippe Rochat},
Two-month-old infants (A'= 29) participated in face-to-face interactions with their mothers and with strangers. The contingent responsiveness for smiles and vocalizations, while attending to the partner, was assessed for each partner in both interactions. For smiles and for vtx-alizatJons. infants were less responsive to the stranger relative to the mother when the stranger's contingent responsiveness was either more contingent or less contingent than thai of the mother. Results are supportive… CONTINUE READING

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