Title

Mothers, infants, and toys: Social play correlates of attachment

Document Type

Article

Journal/Book Title/Conference

Infant Behavior and Development

Volume

10

Issue

2

Publisher

ScienceDirect

Publication Date

6-1987

First Page

233

Last Page

237

DOI

10.1016/0163-6383(87)90037-3

Abstract

Eighteen securely attached and 19 anxiously attached mother-infant pairs were observed at 14 months in a nonstressful play situation. The securely attached group evidenced (a) more frequent infant-to-mother toy exchanges; (b) fewer maternal demonstrations of play; (c) more frequent positively toned maternal vocalizations; and (d) fewer nonpositively toned infant vocalizations; but no differences in the cognitive quality of infant toy play.

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