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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
A-CA-mi-rc-th%-101-b
Focus:
Affect: Cheerful Appearance (A-CA)
Time frame:
last instant (mi)
Mode:
rating by clinican (rc)
Scale Type:
time happy percent (th%)
Scale Range:
101

Description

% time smiling
Infants observed in laboratory situations:
a: 2 minute interacting with mother in face-to-face situation
    Mother talks and touches, no toys used
-  Mother turns her back to the infant during 15 seconds
b: 2 minutes no interaction; mother seated in front of the infant but does not look at it

Infants facial expressions of joy, in particular smiling, assessed from video registration.