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Interpreting infant emotional expressions: parenthood has differential effects on men and women

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Interpreting and responding to an infant's emotional cues is a fundamental parenting skill. Responsivity to infant cues is frequently disrupted in depression, impacting negatively on child outcomes, which underscores its importance. It is widely assumed that women, and in particular mothers, show greater attunement to infants than do men. However, empirical evidence for sex and parental status effects, particularly in relation to perception of infant emotion, has been lacking. In this study, ...

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Parsons, CE More by this author
Jegindoe Elmholdt, EM More by this author
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Department:
Linacre College
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Department:
Oxford, MSD, Psychiatry
Publisher:
SAGE Publications Publisher's website
Journal:
Quarterly journal of experimental psychology (2006) Journal website
Volume:
70
Issue:
3
Pages:
1-19
Publication date:
2016-01-28
DOI:
EISSN:
1747-0226
ISSN:
1747-0218
Pubs id:
pubs:601576
URN:
uri:d73448e6-7e74-473f-9a93-acde20df668a
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uuid:d73448e6-7e74-473f-9a93-acde20df668a
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pubs:601576
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English
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