Child abuse, Crying
We compared the ability of several groups of women to distinguish infant cry-signals. The cry-signals were taped reproductions of the Wasz-Hockert et al., (1964) study. Subjects were mothers and non-mother practical nursing students and mothers known to have battered their children. The results supported previous findings on ability to recognize cry-signals by mothers and non-mothers. The findings were not supportive of our primary hypothesis to determine if abusive mothers were less likely to correctly identify infant cry-signals than non-abusive mothers.
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Taylor, K. Phillip
Master of Arts (M.A.)
College of Arts and Sciences
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Wright, Robert E., "Crying and Child Abuse: A Survey of Response to Infant Cry-Signals" (1981). Retrospective Theses and Dissertations. 604.