The Still Face Experiment by Dr. Edward Tronick
From Mind in the Making by Ellen Galinsky
This week we have posted video clips from the Vook Mind in the Making by Ellen Galinsky. In this video clip you will see the “Still Face” experiment. After watching this emotional experiment you will never ignore an infant again! Seeing the children desperately try to gain the attention of their mothers is heart breaking.
This experiment clearly shows that even the youngest infant understands emotions and needs social interaction. Dr. Tronick started studying this 34-years ago when people didn’t think that infants could engage in social interaction. But in this “Still Face” experiment you will clearly see how desperate infants are trying to coordinate their emotions and communicate their intentions to their mothers.
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