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Motivated attention and reward in parenting

Abstract:

Parenting has a significant and lasting impact on child development. From birth, parents must sensitively and appropriately attend to their infant’s emotional expressions and vocalizations. Accumulating evidence indicates that these infant cues of emotion attract more attention than equivalent adult cues in parents as well as non-parents. We review this evidence and suggest that infant cues hold high incentive value and elicit motivated attention (i.e., enhanced processing of motivationally r...

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Publication status:
Accepted
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
Version:
Accepted Manuscript

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Psychiatry
Santascoy, N More by this author
McCrory, EJ More by this author
Thompson-Booth, C More by this author
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Anna Freud Centre More from this funder
Publisher:
Routledge Publisher's website
Journal:
Parenting: Science and Practice Journal website
Publication date:
2016
EISSN:
1532-7922
ISSN:
1529-5192
URN:
uuid:8a6764fc-b335-4590-8021-be5e512a67a9
Source identifiers:
612126
Local pid:
pubs:612126

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