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  • Anger-prone children may benefit most from maternal sensitivity, study finds

    Photo of University of Illinois human and community development professor Nancy McElwain and doctoral student Xi Chen

    Children who are prone to anger or less likely to express pleasure during everyday interactions may benefit most from caregivers who are sensitive to their emotional needs and behavioral cues, human and community development professor Nancy McElwain and doctoral student Xi Chen found in a new study of mothers and their toddlers.

     

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  • Editor’s note: To contact Xi Chen, email xichen26@illinois.edu

    To contact Nancy McElwain, call 217-333-3790; email mcelwn@illinois.edu

    The study “Within-person fluctuations in maternal sensitivity and child functioning: Moderation by child temperament” is available from the News Bureau

    DOI: 10.1037/fam0000564