The Smiling Response : An Experimental Investigation into the Ontogenesis of Social Relations

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  • This video features original silent footage from René Spitz's research on child development. It focuses on the development of the smiling response in infancy. Black & White.


  • Originally released by The University of Akron, 1948.
  • Streaming video file encoded with permission for digital streaming by Infobase on August 10, 2018.
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  • Smiling Response: Introduction (3:20); The Smiling Response: Part I (11:10); The Smiling Response: Part II (14:47); Credits: The Smiling Response (0:06)
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