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Unformatted text preview: attention and behavior, rather than affection. 3. Why might infants attend more to slow speech? Was this effect found in this study? Infants might attend more to slow speech because it is simply more of a positive speech for them. The 18 weeks old responded with more attention when the mothers used slower speech. Whereas in the 32 week old infant study, they were less attentive to slower speech compared to normal speech. 4. What were the hypotheses of these experiments? Were they confirmed or refuted? One of the hypotheses of these experiments was that infants would take better to mostly slow and high pitch speech. Another hypothesis that infants would pay more attention to speech that seemed positive. The hypotheses were mostly confirmed but varied between the 18 week old infants and the 8 month olds as seen above....
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This note was uploaded on 12/20/2011 for the course PSYC 2004 taught by Professor Dmharris during the Fall '06 term at Virginia Tech.
- Fall '06