Poster 170: Kylie Shearer – Maternal Sensitivity to Distress Versus Nondistress as Predictor of Dysregulation in Infants

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Faculty mentor: Lee Raby

Sensitive caregiving is characterized as responsiveness to infant cues in a consistent and appropriate manner. Prior studies suggest that a mothers’ responsiveness to their child’s distress may foster their ability to appropriately self-regulate. This study aims to examine whether maternal sensitivity to distress versus nondistress cues at 7 months are uniquely associated with infant dysregulation at 18 months. Dysregulation early in life forecast problems later in life.

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