What are the building blocks of parent–infant coordinated attention in free-flowing interaction?

Abney, Drew H., Suanda, Sumarga H., Smith, Linda B. and Yu, Chen (2020) What are the building blocks of parent–infant coordinated attention in free-flowing interaction? Infancy, 25 (6). pp. 871-887. ISSN 1525-0008

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The present article investigated the composition of different joint gaze components used to operationalize various types of coordinated attention between parents and infants and which types of coordinated attention were associated with future vocabulary size. Twenty-five 9-month-old infants and their parents wore head-mounted eye trackers as they played with objects together. With high-density gaze data, a variety of coordinated attention bout types were quantitatively measured by combining different gaze components, such as mutual gaze, joint object looks, face looks, and triadic gaze patterns. The key components of coordinated attention that were associated with vocabulary size at 12 and 15 months included the simultaneous combination of parent triadic gaze and infant object looking. The results from this article are discussed in terms of the importance of parent attentional monitoring and infant sustained attention for language development.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Funding Information: This work was funded by National Institutes of Health Grants R01HD074601 and T32HD007475-22, National Science Foundation Grant BCS 0924248, and Indiana University through the Emerging Area of Research Initiative-Learning: Brains, Machines, and Children.
Uncontrolled Keywords: pediatrics, perinatology, and child health,developmental and educational psychology ,/dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/2700/2735
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Psychology
UEA Research Groups: Faculty of Social Sciences > Research Groups > Developmental Science
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Depositing User: LivePure Connector
Date Deposited: 25 Nov 2020 00:49
Last Modified: 20 Apr 2023 18:36
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/77786
DOI: 10.1111/infa.12365

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