Facial Expressivity in Infants of Depressed Mothers

Jeffrey Pickens, Tiffany M Field

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Abstract

Facial expressions were examined in 84 3-month-old infants of mothers classified as depressed, nondepressed, or low scoring on the Beck Depression Inventory. Mother-infant dyads were videotaped during a 3-min face-to-face play interaction, and the videotapes were coded by using the AFFEX facial expression coding system. Infants of both depressed and low-scoring mothers showed significantly more sadness and anger expressions and fewer interest expressions than infants of nondepressed mothers.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)986-988
Number of pages3
JournalDevelopmental Psychology
Volume29
Issue number6
StatePublished - Nov 1 1993

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Facial Expressivity in Infants of Depressed Mothers. / Pickens, Jeffrey; Field, Tiffany M.

In: Developmental Psychology, Vol. 29, No. 6, 01.11.1993, p. 986-988.

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Pickens, Jeffrey ; Field, Tiffany M. / Facial Expressivity in Infants of Depressed Mothers. In: Developmental Psychology. 1993 ; Vol. 29, No. 6. pp. 986-988.
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