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dc.contributor.authorMcHarg, Gabrielle
dc.contributor.authorFink, Elian
dc.contributor.authorHughes, Claire
dc.date.accessioned2018-12-12T00:31:51Z
dc.date.available2018-12-12T00:31:51Z
dc.date.issued2019-03
dc.identifier.issn0022-0965
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/286731
dc.description.abstractThe ability to display caring responses to another child's distress is a key aspect of early empathy that is facilitated by parental socialization. However, existing studies typically involve lab settings and focus on toddlers' unsupported responses to adult simulations of distress, raising questions about their ecological validity. Framed within the New Fathers and Mothers Study, the current study involved 156 British toddlers (Mage = 24.35 months, SD = 0.73) who were filmed at home with either their mother or father (87 mothers and 69 fathers) in a novel paradigm involving a lifelike crying baby doll. Capitalizing on the inclusion of both fathers and mothers, a key question concerned effects of parent-toddler dyad gender composition on both global ratings of toddlers' displays of empathic concern and more specific indicators, including toddlers' attentional, emotional, and behavioral responses. Whereas parental responses did not differ by either child or parent gender and appeared to be closely attuned to child behavior, toddlers' responses showed effects of both (a) child gender, evident in higher rates of emotion labeling in girls than in boys (even when controlling for language ability), and (b) parent gender, evident in higher levels of empathic concern for girls observed with fathers than for those observed with mothers. These findings are discussed within the context of empathy development and parental socialization.
dc.format.mediumPrint-Electronic
dc.languageeng
dc.publisherElsevier BV
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
dc.subjectHumans
dc.subjectInfant Behavior
dc.subjectCrying
dc.subjectEmpathy
dc.subjectParent-Child Relations
dc.subjectFathers
dc.subjectMothers
dc.subjectSex Factors
dc.subjectSocialization
dc.subjectAdult
dc.subjectChild, Preschool
dc.subjectInfant
dc.subjectFemale
dc.subjectMale
dc.titleCrying babies, empathic toddlers, responsive mothers and fathers: Exploring parent-toddler interactions in an empathy paradigm.
dc.typeArticle
prism.endingPage37
prism.publicationDate2019
prism.publicationNameJ Exp Child Psychol
prism.startingPage23
prism.volume179
dc.identifier.doi10.17863/CAM.34038
dcterms.dateAccepted2018-11-01
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.1016/j.jecp.2018.11.002
rioxxterms.versionAM
rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttp://www.rioxx.net/licenses/all-rights-reserved
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2019-03
dc.contributor.orcidMcHarg, Gabrielle [0000-0002-2239-7294]
dc.contributor.orcidFink, Elian [0000-0002-0328-9685]
dc.contributor.orcidHughes, Claire [0000-0003-2545-3025]
dc.identifier.eissn1096-0457
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Review
pubs.funder-project-idEconomic and Social Research Council (ES/L016648/1)
rioxxterms.freetoread.startdate2019-11-22


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