Presentation on theme: "Adult Attachment Patterns Typically measured using an extensive interview Main et al. AAI Bartholomew’s 4 category model –Model of self –Model of other."— Presentation transcript:
Adult Attachment Patterns Typically measured using an extensive interview Main et al. AAI Bartholomew’s 4 category model –Model of self –Model of other
Can infants discriminate facial expressions? Labarbara et al. Preference for facial expressions –Subjects: 4 & 6 mo. Old infants –Shown slides: –3 neutral expressions –3 happy expressions –3 angry expressions
Average looking times for these expressions: –Joy: 9.30 seconds –Anger – 7.31 sec. –Neutral – 6.36 seconds Limitation of preferential looking paradigm?
Habituation paradigm Habituation: Infant is presented with a stimulus repeatedly until he/she loses interest. i.e., infant has habituated to the stimulus. Then the stimulus is changed in some way and see whether the infant notices the change. If the infant shows renewed interest in the stimulus they have recognized the change. Dishabituation.
Young-Brown, Rosenfeld, & Horowitz (1977). –3-month-olds – used sad, happy, and surprised facial expressions modeled by a male model. –Test of discrimination ability: Does the infant’s looking time recover (dishabituate) when picture changes to a new expression?