Marital Aggression Predicts Infant Orienting Toward Mother at Six Months

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Esther M. Leerkes, Professor (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: Links between marital aggression and infant orienting toward mother in fearful and frustrating contexts were examined in 92 mother–infant dyads when infants were six months. Results demonstrated that marital aggression was linked with less orienting toward mothers in frustrating situations, in fearful situations marital aggression was linked with less orienting among infants who were high on fear reactivity only.

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Language: English
Date: 2011
Marital aggression, Infant visual orienting, Infant emotion regulation, Infant temperament

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