Do young infants respond socially to human hands?

Slaughter, Virginia and Neary, Philippa (2011) Do young infants respond socially to human hands?. Infant Behavior and Development, 34 2: 374-377. doi:10.1016/j.infbeh.2011.01.004

Author Slaughter, Virginia
Neary, Philippa
Title Do young infants respond socially to human hands?
Journal name Infant Behavior and Development   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0163-6383
Publication date 2011-04
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.infbeh.2011.01.004
Volume 34
Issue 2
Start page 374
End page 377
Total pages 4
Place of publication United Kindom
Publisher Elsevier Ltd
Collection year 2012
Language eng
Abstract This study revealed that 4- and 6-month-old infants produced social-communicative behaviours only in response to faces, and not in response to hands. However, infants' spontaneous responses to hands were unique in that they scanned the space above the hands, perhaps searching for a face.
Keyword Hands
Social development
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: Official 2012 Collection
School of Psychology Publications
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Created: Tue, 20 Sep 2011, 14:02:39 EST by Professor Virginia Slaughter on behalf of School of Psychology