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A Multi-Method Examination of Mother-Infant Synchrony as a Predictor of Social and Emotional Problems

Abstract The parent-child relationship is one of the earliest and most formative experiences for social and emotional development. Synchrony, defined as the rhythmic patterning and quality of mutual affect, engagement, and physiological attunement, has been identified as a critical quality of a healthy mother-infant relationship. Although the salience of the quality of family interaction has been well-established, clinical and developmental research has varied widely in methods for observing and identifying influential aspects of synchrony. In addition, modern dynamic perspectives presume multiple factors converge in a complex system influenced by both nature and nurture, in which individual traits, behavior, and environment are inextricably intertw... (more)
Created Date 2015
Contributor Coburn, Shayna Skelley (Author) / Crnic, Keith A (Advisor) / Dishion, Thomas J (Committee member) / MacKinnon, David P (Committee member) / Luecken, Linda J (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Clinical psychology / Developmental psychology / child / development / dynamics / infant / parenting / psychopathology
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 125 pages
Language English
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Note Doctoral Dissertation Psychology 2015
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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