Date of Award
Applied Developmental Psychology
Sensitive and responsive parenting during early infancy is highly understudied, particularly in families with a low socioeconomic status. Longitudinal data from 41 mothers and their 4 to 16 week old infants found that accurate maternal knowledge of infant development positively affected parenting contemporaneously and over time while depression did not affect parenting in this sample. Implications for intervention and research are discussed.
Weiss, Julie, "The Interaction of Post-Partum Depression and Maternal Knowledge of Infant Development on Change in Sensitive and Responsive Parenting during Early Infancy" (2013). University of New Orleans Theses and Dissertations. 1774.