Date Presented 03/27/20

Maternal caregiving, reflective functioning, and support during joint play were examined in an explanatory, sequential, mixed-methods study. Maternal caregiving predicated reflective functioning, which in turn predicted maternal support during joint play. Balancing of task-oriented and process-oriented behaviors framework explained dyadic synchrony observed during joint play. This study deepens our understanding of family relations and their effects on children’s emotional and social development.

Primary Author and Speaker: Amiya Waldman-Levi

Additional Authors and Speakers: Ricky Finzi-Dottan

Contributing Authors: Amber Cope

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