UMass Boston

Reactivity Study

The goal of the Reactivity Study is to capture the range of healthy babies' predisposition in their response to various stimuli - toys, music, and voices. In addition, this study also looks to see how babies react when presented with "social" stimuli by having them play face-to-face with their mother. By doing so, we can appreciate how different temperaments play a role in the early social life, and shed light on how temperament might lead to different social patterns later in life.

The data we have acquired in this particular study is currently being assessed in our lab.

The Child Development Unit

University of Massachusetts Boston
100 Morrissey Blvd.
Wheatley Hall, 3rd Floor, Suite 120
Boston, MA 02125-3393