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Interactions between mothers and infants: impact of maternal anxiety

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The aim of the study was to examine the impact of anxiety in the postnatal year on maternal contribution to mother-infant interaction. Participants were 32 mothers with high anxiety and 32 mothers with low anxiety, when their infants were aged 10-14 months. Mother-infant interaction was videotaped during a standardized play situation and coded blind to group status. High trait anxiety mothers showed less sensitive responsivity (p<.05) and reduced emotional tone (p<.05) during interactio...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Research group:
Section of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Department:
Medical Sciences Division - Psychiatry
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Institution:
"University of Oxford", "University of California, Berkeley, USA"
Department:
Department of Psychology
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Research group:
Section of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Department:
Medical Sciences Division - Psychiatry
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Rosemary Nicol-Harper
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Publisher:
Elsevier Publisher's website
Journal:
Infant Behavior and Development Journal website
Volume:
30
Issue:
1
Pages:
161-167
Publication date:
2007-02-05
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ISSN:
0163-6383
URN:
uuid:0bc8c229-635e-4257-8e03-c0a00dea2814
Local pid:
ora:4562

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