Behavior of Down syndrome infants in a strange situation

Berry P., Gunn P. and Andrews R. (1980) Behavior of Down syndrome infants in a strange situation. American Journal of Mental Deficiency, 85 3: 213-218.

Author Berry P.
Gunn P.
Andrews R.
Title Behavior of Down syndrome infants in a strange situation
Journal name American Journal of Mental Deficiency   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0002-9351
Publication date 1980-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 85
Issue 3
Start page 213
End page 218
Total pages 6
Language eng
Subject 2738 Psychiatry and Mental health
Abstract The responses of 18 Down syndrome infants in a modified 'strange;' situation were recorded. The results indicated that these infants were aware of the exits and entrances of both mother and stranger. They cried and showed non-crying distress significantly more when their mothers were absent and showed awareness of the focal point of the room by looking at the door more in appropriate experimental episodes. They also showed increased looking at mother and physical contact on reunion with her. We concluded that the behavior of Down syndrome infants is qualitatively similar to nonretarded children and that they indicate their levels of social awareness in these experimental situations.
Q-Index Code C1
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Institutional Status Unknown

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Sub-type: Article (original research)
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