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Hand, Arm, and Facial Actions of Young Infants to a Social and Nonsocial Stimulus
Maria Legerstee, Carl Corter and Kim Kienapple
Vol. 61, No. 3 (Jun., 1990), pp. 774-784
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/1130962
Page Count: 11
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Do 9-15-week-old infants produce differentially organized hand and arm actions in relation to affective states when presented with social and nonsocial stimuli? This question was examined by observing 8 infants longitudinally. They were observed when facing their active and passive mother and an active and passive doll during 4 visits at biweekly intervals. Videotapes were coded in real time using the following measures: Vocalization, Gaze, and Gaze Avert; for face, Smiling, Distressed, and Neutral; for hands, Pointing, Open, Curled, and Closed; and for arms, Extended and At Side. Co-occurrence and lag sequential analyses showed that hand actions were organized with other infant actions to form unique behavioral linkages in each of the 4 conditions. The implications of these findings for the development of nonverbal communication are discussed.
Child Development © 1990 Society for Research in Child Development