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.
A team of psychology researchers observed that young children produce the same amount of language whether or not they are wearing masks. Another finding showed that kids produce more complex speech sounds while wearing masks than without them. Read more “Psychologists: Masks Do Not Impede Preschoolers’ Language Development”
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”
The 2018-2019 IDSC Fellows and their mentors gathered on Tuesday, April 30, 2019, at the Newman Alumni Center to make the final presentations on their chosen projects. Read more “IDSC Fellows Demonstrate Tech Skills and Initiative”
Join us on Tuesday, April 30, 2019, 2:30-4:30 PM, at the Newman Alumni Center (Executive Conference Room) for the 2018-2019 IDSC Fellows’ concluding project presentations. This event is free and open to interested UM Faculty/Staff/Students. Read more “IDSC Fellows Final Presentations Tuesday 4/30/2019”
Join us on Thursday, August 16, 2018, 3:00-5:00 PM, at Gables One Tower, for the 2018-2019 IDSC Fellows’ project launch presentations. Read more “2018-2019 IDSC Fellows Launch Presentations 8/16”