"Still Face" Video

here is the “Still Face” experiment, explained by Dr. Edward Tronick at U. Mass Boston.

Notice how quickly the little girl gets upset….

and notice how quickly she calms down again when her mother repairs the relationship…

18 thoughts on “"Still Face" Video

  1. Pingback: “Still Face” experiment | tmchickoffthegrid

  2. Isn’t something like this used in the assessment before Child Parent Psychotherapy? My former clinical supervisor went through the educator training for CPP, and I think I remember her talking about this.


  3. I thought it was interesting how fast the baby responded when the mother re-engaged with the baby. It really underlined for me how important it is to be responsive and not distracted when others are talking to me.


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  4. Hello Ricia ! This video is “no longer available here”, just fyi.
    I do remember seeing this experiment before, and it probably was here. Yes, it was hard to see the baby getting so scared, and just for the sake of research. Luckily it was short lived experience in the research test. Not so, if occurs in real life… Aug 2022


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