Infant attachment is a key predictor of later socioemotional functioning, but it is not clear how parental responsivity to infant expressive behavior is associated with attachment outcomes. A mid-range model of responsivity holds that both unresponsive and highly reactive parental behaviors lead to insecure and disorganized attachment.
Infant attachment is a critical indicator of healthy infant social-emotional functioning, which is typically measured using the gold-standard Strange Situation Procedure (SSP). However, expert-based attachment classifications from the SSP are time-intensive (with respect both to expert training and rating), and do not provide an objective, continuous record of infant behavior. Read more “Continuous Measurement of Attachment Behavior: A Multimodal View of the Strange Situation Procedure”
Happiness and joy involve feelings of positive engagement which are prototypically expressed through the face, voice, and body. Joyful smiles tend to be strong and involve both eye constriction (the Duchenne marker) and mouth opening. Through approximately 2 months of age, joyful expressions are primarily rooted in physiological arousal. Read more “Happiness and Joy Chapter-Handbook of Emotional Development”
This year’s IDSC Fellows presented their projects on Friday, April 29, 2016. The projects were on vastly different topics, highlighting the reach that computational science has on present-day research. Above is a sample from their presentations. Read more “IDSC Fellows Present Their Final Projects”