Date of Award

Fall 12-20-2013

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

M.S.

Degree Program

Applied Developmental Psychology

Department

Psychology

Major Professor

Scaramella, Laura

Second Advisor

Marsee, Monica

Third Advisor

Weems, Carl

Abstract

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.

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