The Child Development Unit

at the University of Massachusetts Boston

Maps & Directions

Past Studies

Every baby is different in the way they respond to sights and sounds. Even at the young age of four months, some babies are attentive to objects in a quiet and calm manner, whereas other babies may vocalize or move their faces and bodies in response to these sights and sounds.The goals of some of our past studies have been similar in nature; to capture these responses to various stimuli, such as objects, music, and also their mothers in order to address different temperaments.

In another past study, the issue of postpartum depression in first-time mothers was addressed. We understand that it can be a great challenge to bring a new life into the world, and knowing how to prevent or reduce postpartum depression would be significant to the overall well-being of both mom and baby.

By exploring the links on the left, you can learn a little more about our past studies.