Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Maternal Depression and the Management of Infant Gaze Aversion
by Landesman, Paulette, Ph.D., New York University, 2011, 99; 3453241
Abstract (Summary)

Maternal management of infant gaze aversion during video taped face-to-face play examined 131 mothers and their 4-month-old infants in relation to 6-week maternal depressive symptomology as measure by the CES-D and infant gender. Clinical global prototypes of mothers were constructed and evaluated in real time and failed to capture classifiable maternal behaviors depressed or nondepressed. Second-by-second analysis of infant gaze aversion and maternal reactive behaviors revealed depressed mothers of boys spent more time in disruptive touch resulting in infant emotional and physical dysregulation than nondepressed mothers of boys and depressed or nondepressed mothers of girls.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Aiello, Theresa
Commitee: Anastas, Ph.D., Jeane, Tesone, Ph.D., Carol
School: New York University
Department: Ph.D. Program
School Location: United States -- New York
Source: DAI-A 72/07, Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: Social work
Keywords: Gaze aversion, Mother-infant dyad, Postpartum depression
Publication Number: 3453241
ISBN: 978-1-124-61222-5
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