Twelve-month-old infants of (N = 97) mothers reporting depressed and nondepressed symptoms were videotaped while their mothers and a stranger directed positive attention toward a book or a doll while they ignored the infant. During conditions of unresponsiveness in which the object of attention was a doll, infants of depressed versus nondepressed mothers demonstrated less protest behavior, less proximity to their mothers, less disturbed exploratory activity and greater proximity to a stranger.
- Jealousy protest
- Maternal depression
- Mother-infant interaction
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Developmental and Educational Psychology