Anticipatory smiling: Linking early affective communication and social outcome

Meaghan Venezia Parlade, Daniel S Messinger, Christine Delgado, Marygrace Yale Kaiser, Amy Vaughan Van Hecke, Peter C. Mundy

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Abstract

In anticipatory smiles, infants appear to communicate pre-existing positive affect by smiling at an object and then turning the smile toward an adult. We report two studies in which the precursors, development, and consequences of anticipatory smiling were investigated. Study 1 revealed a positive correlation between infant smiling at 6 months and the level of anticipatory smiling at 8 and 10 months during joint attention episodes, as well as a positive correlation between anticipatory smiling and parent-rated social expressivity scores at 30 months. Study 2 confirmed a developmental increase in the number of infants using anticipatory smiles between 9 and 12 months that had been initially documented in the Study 1 sample [Venezia, M., Messinger, D. S., Thorp, D., & Mundy, P. (2004). The development of anticipatory smiling. Infancy, 6(3), 397-406]. Additionally, anticipatory smiling at 9 months positively predicted parent-rated social competence scores at 30 months. Findings are discussed with regard to the importance of anticipatory smiling in early socioemotional development.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)33-43
Number of pages11
JournalInfant Behavior and Development
Volume32
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2009

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Keywords

  • Anticipatory smiling
  • Infant
  • Joint attention
  • Social competence
  • Social emotional development
  • Social smiling

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  • Developmental and Educational Psychology

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Anticipatory smiling : Linking early affective communication and social outcome. / Parlade, Meaghan Venezia; Messinger, Daniel S; Delgado, Christine; Kaiser, Marygrace Yale; Van Hecke, Amy Vaughan; Mundy, Peter C.

In: Infant Behavior and Development, Vol. 32, No. 1, 01.01.2009, p. 33-43.

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Parlade, Meaghan Venezia ; Messinger, Daniel S ; Delgado, Christine ; Kaiser, Marygrace Yale ; Van Hecke, Amy Vaughan ; Mundy, Peter C. / Anticipatory smiling : Linking early affective communication and social outcome. In: Infant Behavior and Development. 2009 ; Vol. 32, No. 1. pp. 33-43.
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