Maternal perception of infants' expressions of emotion

Journal article
(Original article)


Publication Details

Author(s): Krippl M, Ast-Scheitenberger S, Bovenschen I, Spangler G
Journal: Journal of psychophysiology
Publisher: Hogrefe
Publication year: 2010
Volume: 24
Journal issue: 3
Pages range: 173-185
ISSN: 0269-8803
eISSN: 2151-2124
Language: English


Abstract


In light of Lang's differentiation of the aversive and the approach system - and assumptions stemming from attachment theory - this study investigates the role of the approach or caregiving system for processing infant emotional stimuli by comparing IAPS pictures, infant pictures, and videos. IAPS pictures, infant pictures, and infant videos of positive, neutral, or negative content were presented to 69 mothers, accompanied by randomized startle probes. The assessment of emotional responses included subjective ratings of valence and arousal, corrugator activity, the startle amplitude, and electrodermal activity. In line with Lang's original conception, the typical startle response pattern was found for IAPS pictures,whereas no startle modulation was observed for infant pictures.Moreover, the startle amplitudes during negative video scenes depicting crying infants were reduced. The results are discussed with respect to several theoretical and methodological considerations, including Lang's theory, emotion regulation, opponent process theory, and the parental caregiving system.© Federation of European Psychophysiology Societies.



FAU Authors / FAU Editors

Bovenschen, Ina Dr.
Lehrstuhl für Entwicklungspsychologie und Pädagogische Psychologie
Spangler, Gottfried Prof. Dr. Dr.
Lehrstuhl für Entwicklungspsychologie und Pädagogische Psychologie


Additional Organisation
Lehrstuhl für Sportwissenschaft mit der Ausrichtung Gesundheitsförderung/Public Health/Sozialwissenschaften des Sports


How to cite

APA:
Krippl, M., Ast-Scheitenberger, S., Bovenschen, I., & Spangler, G. (2010). Maternal perception of infants' expressions of emotion. Journal of psychophysiology, 24(3), 173-185. https://dx.doi.org/10.1027/0269-8803/a000008

MLA:
Krippl, Martin, et al. "Maternal perception of infants' expressions of emotion." Journal of psychophysiology 24.3 (2010): 173-185.

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