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Mothers' Neural and Behavioral Responses to Their Infants' Distress Cues: The Role of Secure Base Script Knowledge.
Psychol Sci. 2018 02; 29(2):242-253.PS

Abstract

This research examined mothers' secure base script knowledge-reflected in the ability to generate narratives in which attachment-relevant problems are recognized, competent help is offered, and problems are resolved-and its significance for early-stage processing of infants' distress cues, using event-related potentials in an emotion oddball task. Mothers with lower secure base script knowledge exhibited (a) a heightened P3b response-reflective of greater allocation of cognitive resources-to their infants' distressed (but not happy) target facial expressions; (b) a larger P3b response to their infants' distressed (compared with happy) target facial expressions, which is indicative of allocating disproportional attentional resources to processing their infants' distress; and (c) poorer accuracy in identifying their infants' distressed target facial expressions. Findings suggest that mothers' attachment-relevant biases in processing their infants' emotion cues are especially tied to infant distress and shed light on underlying mechanisms linking mothers' attachment representations with sensitive responding to infant distress.

Authors+Show Affiliations

1 Department of Psychological Sciences, University of Missouri.2 Psychology and Education Department, Mount Holyoke College.

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

29135364

Citation

Groh, Ashley M., and Katherine C. Haydon. "Mothers' Neural and Behavioral Responses to Their Infants' Distress Cues: the Role of Secure Base Script Knowledge." Psychological Science, vol. 29, no. 2, 2018, pp. 242-253.
Groh AM, Haydon KC. Mothers' Neural and Behavioral Responses to Their Infants' Distress Cues: The Role of Secure Base Script Knowledge. Psychol Sci. 2018;29(2):242-253.
Groh, A. M., & Haydon, K. C. (2018). Mothers' Neural and Behavioral Responses to Their Infants' Distress Cues: The Role of Secure Base Script Knowledge. Psychological Science, 29(2), 242-253. https://doi.org/10.1177/0956797617730320
Groh AM, Haydon KC. Mothers' Neural and Behavioral Responses to Their Infants' Distress Cues: the Role of Secure Base Script Knowledge. Psychol Sci. 2018;29(2):242-253. PubMed PMID: 29135364.
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