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.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Developmental and Educational Psychology
- Life-span and Life-course Studies