Infant state and stimulation

Ashton R. (1976) Infant state and stimulation. Developmental Psychology, 12 6: 569-570. doi:10.1037/0012-1649.12.6.569

Author Ashton R.
Title Infant state and stimulation
Journal name Developmental Psychology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0012-1649
Publication date 1976-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1037/0012-1649.12.6.569
Volume 12
Issue 6
Start page 569
End page 570
Total pages 2
Subject 3204 Developmental and Educational Psychology
3317 Demography
3319 Life-span and Life-course Studies
Abstract Presents a model of infant states which attempts to account for the fact of infants' extreme stability under most environmental conditions. Three sets of observations explained include (a) trains of discrete stimuli which generally do not change, infant state patterns, (b) intense stimuli which usually induce brief changes, and (c) rhythmic continuous stimuli which induce relatively long-lasting state changes. It is suggested that states are not entirely independent of the environment, but that environmental change must in some way induce an uncharacteristic response before a state shift occurs. If this does not occur, the ongoing state will only change as a result of endogenous action. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2006 APA, all rights reserved).
Keyword model of infant states accounting for stability under environmental conditions
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