In this study, it was hypothesized that experimentally introduced noise would disrupt infant object mastery performance in the home environment. Twenty-four 12-month-old infants performed under control and experimental test conditions on alternating home visits. A tape-recording of talk radio conversations was introduced during the experimental test visit. Each videotaped visit included a test session with 6 short object mastery trials. The hypothesis was not supported. The implications of the findings are addressed.
Recommended CitationWeinberger, Nanci, "Infant Object Mastery in the Home: A Robust Phenomenon" (2003). Applied Psychology Working Papers. Paper 4.