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Infant touch with gaze and affective behaviors during mother-infant still-face interactions: Co-occurrence and functions of touch.
Infant Behav Dev. 2009 Dec; 32(4):392-403.IB

Abstract

The current study was designed to investigate the role of infant touch during early mother-infant interactions with changes in maternal availability. Forty-four dyads participated in the SF procedure. Objectives were to examine co-occurring behavioral pairs across periods, and to investigate the functions of touch. Findings revealed that co-occurring behaviors and the functions of touch varied across interaction periods. Static touch co-occurred with gaze at mothers, and infants exhibited playful functions of touch during the Normal periods. Soothing (i.e., stroke, finger, mouth) and reactive (i.e., grab, pat, pull) types of touch co-occurred with gaze away from mother during the SF period, and infants exhibited more regulatory and exploratory functions during the SF period. These findings suggest that the way in which infant touch is organized with gaze and affect changes with the interactive context and underscore the important regulatory, exploratory and communicative roles of touch during early socio-emotional development.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Centre for Research in Human Development, Department of Psychology, Concordia University, 7141 Sherbrooke St. West, PY-170, Montreal, Quebec, Canada H4B 1R6. robin.moszkowski@yahoo.caNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

19647323

Citation

Moszkowski, Robin J., et al. "Infant Touch With Gaze and Affective Behaviors During Mother-infant Still-face Interactions: Co-occurrence and Functions of Touch." Infant Behavior & Development, vol. 32, no. 4, 2009, pp. 392-403.
Moszkowski RJ, Stack DM, Chiarella SS. Infant touch with gaze and affective behaviors during mother-infant still-face interactions: Co-occurrence and functions of touch. Infant Behav Dev. 2009;32(4):392-403.
Moszkowski, R. J., Stack, D. M., & Chiarella, S. S. (2009). Infant touch with gaze and affective behaviors during mother-infant still-face interactions: Co-occurrence and functions of touch. Infant Behavior & Development, 32(4), 392-403. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.infbeh.2009.06.006
Moszkowski RJ, Stack DM, Chiarella SS. Infant Touch With Gaze and Affective Behaviors During Mother-infant Still-face Interactions: Co-occurrence and Functions of Touch. Infant Behav Dev. 2009;32(4):392-403. PubMed PMID: 19647323.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Infant touch with gaze and affective behaviors during mother-infant still-face interactions: Co-occurrence and functions of touch. AU - Moszkowski,Robin J, AU - Stack,Dale M, AU - Chiarella,Sabrina S, Y1 - 2009/07/31/ PY - 2008/07/07/received PY - 2009/02/25/revised PY - 2009/06/12/accepted PY - 2009/8/4/entrez PY - 2009/8/4/pubmed PY - 2010/1/13/medline SP - 392 EP - 403 JF - Infant behavior & development JO - Infant Behav Dev VL - 32 IS - 4 N2 - The current study was designed to investigate the role of infant touch during early mother-infant interactions with changes in maternal availability. Forty-four dyads participated in the SF procedure. Objectives were to examine co-occurring behavioral pairs across periods, and to investigate the functions of touch. Findings revealed that co-occurring behaviors and the functions of touch varied across interaction periods. Static touch co-occurred with gaze at mothers, and infants exhibited playful functions of touch during the Normal periods. Soothing (i.e., stroke, finger, mouth) and reactive (i.e., grab, pat, pull) types of touch co-occurred with gaze away from mother during the SF period, and infants exhibited more regulatory and exploratory functions during the SF period. These findings suggest that the way in which infant touch is organized with gaze and affect changes with the interactive context and underscore the important regulatory, exploratory and communicative roles of touch during early socio-emotional development. SN - 1934-8800 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/19647323/Infant_touch_with_gaze_and_affective_behaviors_during_mother_infant_still_face_interactions:_Co_occurrence_and_functions_of_touch_ DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -