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RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN COGNITIVE AND AFFECTIVE BEHAVIORS IN THIRTEEN MONTH OLD INFANTS: A STUDY OF OBJECT-PERSON PERMANENCE AND QUALITY OF ATTACHMENT

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1983
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The relationship between object-person permanence and quality of attachment was assessed in 13 month old infants under equivalent task conditions. Both familiar/salient and unfamiliar/neutral objects and persons were hidden behind large curtains. Contrary to previous findings securely attached infants did not perform differently than insecurely attached babies on the object and person permanence scales. Regardless of security of attachment, babies searched at a higher level for both the familiar/salient person and object than for the unfamiliar/neutral person and object. Infants were most likely to search for the mother and least likely to search for the experimenter. Results suggest that the motivational salience of target persons and objects plays an important role in performance on object and person permanence tests and thus indicate a need for more precision in measurement in order to delineate any existing relationship between the cognitive and affective domains in infancy.
Title: THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN COGNITIVE AND AFFECTIVE BEHAVIORS IN THIRTEEN MONTH OLD INFANTS: A STUDY OF OBJECT-PERSON PERMANENCE AND QUALITY OF ATTACHMENT.
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Name(s): CLARK, MARIAN CHERIE.
Florida Atlantic University, Degree grantor
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Electronic Thesis Or Dissertation
Date Issued: 1983
Publisher: Florida Atlantic University
Place of Publication: Boca Raton, Fla.
Physical Form: application/pdf
Extent: 98 p.
Language(s): English
Summary: The relationship between object-person permanence and quality of attachment was assessed in 13 month old infants under equivalent task conditions. Both familiar/salient and unfamiliar/neutral objects and persons were hidden behind large curtains. Contrary to previous findings securely attached infants did not perform differently than insecurely attached babies on the object and person permanence scales. Regardless of security of attachment, babies searched at a higher level for both the familiar/salient person and object than for the unfamiliar/neutral person and object. Infants were most likely to search for the mother and least likely to search for the experimenter. Results suggest that the motivational salience of target persons and objects plays an important role in performance on object and person permanence tests and thus indicate a need for more precision in measurement in order to delineate any existing relationship between the cognitive and affective domains in infancy.
Identifier: 14163 (digitool), FADT14163 (IID), fau:10975 (fedora)
Collection: FAU Electronic Theses and Dissertations Collection
Note(s): Thesis (M.A.)--Florida Atlantic University, 1983.
Charles E. Schmidt College of Science
Subject(s): Cognition in children
Attachment behavior in children
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