Infant social perception: Responses to pictures of parents and strangers

Jeanne Brooks-Gunn, Michael Lewis

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Abstract

Presented pictures of parents and strangers to 70 9-24 mo old infants. Results indicate that (a) Ss smiled more often and looked longer at pictures of parents than at those of strangers; (b) the smiling effect was related to age, with older Ss being more likely to smile at familiar than at unfamiliar faces; (c) younger Ss were more likely to smile at the strange woman than at the strange man; and (d) Ss did not differentially respond to pictures of their mother and father. (11 ref) (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2006 APA, all rights reserved).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)647-649
Number of pages3
JournalDevelopmental psychology
Volume17
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1981
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Demography
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Life-span and Life-course Studies

Keywords

  • pictures of parents vs strangers, social perception &
  • responses, 9-24 mo olds

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