- Infants and first born in intact middle class families, Japan and USA, 1961-64
- N = 60
- Non Response:
Observation of mothers and infants at home
- Authors's Label
- Our Classification
- 0 Japanese
Observed Relation with Happiness
-Happy vocal rpc=+.51 (001)
-Unhappy vocal rpc=-.33 (05)
Rpc controlled for father's occupation (salaried or independent) and sex.
American baby's are more active and happily vocal while Japanese baby's are passive with occasional unhappy vocalization. This different style of infant's behavior coincides with a different style of mother's care; The American mother does more looking at and chatting to her baby while the Japanese mother does more lulling, caring and rocking her baby.