Research Article on the Development of Social Referencing
I will be working on an article focusing on how emotional communication from others powerfully affects an infant’s behavior, and more specifically, how emotional signaling from the mother can affect the infant’s behavior towards objects and events about which the infant is uncertain. This article will center on the importance of face, voice and gesture on the infant’s behavior regulation, how enduring these effects are at different ages of infancy, and the development of the infant’s responsiveness to these emotional signals. It will also identify the age of onset of an infant’s sensitivity to emotional signals and the role of social referencing of emotions not present in the first year of life such as shame, pride, and perhaps guilt.
Message to Sponsor
- Major: Psychology
- Mentor: Joseph Campos, Psychology