Different emergence of fear expressions in infant boys and girls

Emese Nagy (Lead / Corresponding author), Katherine Loveland, Maria Kopp, Hajnalka Orvos, Attila Pal, Peter Molnar

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This study examined the emergence of fear expressions, based on survey reports from a quasi-representative sample of 957 Hungarian mothers. Infant girls showed fear expressions significantly earlier (3.48 weeks) than boys (4.28 weeks). Results indicate a possible gender-related development of facial expressions of fear in human infants.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)189-194
Number of pages6
JournalInfant Behavior & Development
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2001


  • Emotion development
  • Infant development
  • Fear
  • Maternal perception


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