April 13, 2009

The Psychology of Adult Baby Talk


I'm not looking to judge here. We all think it's stupid. That's why you don't ever baby talk to your boyfriend/girlfriend/spouse in public, and why you have two completely different phone voices depending on who's around at the time.

I'm legitimately curious in the psychology behind it. Is it some sort of inner desire to revert to a state of complete dependence?

2 comments:

Bobby Teenager said...

There was just an SNL skit about this. Three guys were at bar and kept getting phone calls from different types of people. It progressed from baby talk with their girlfriends to angy scottish accents and yoga impersonations. It was pretty funny...what was your question again?

andrew said...

been wondering about this EXACT same question myself... let me know if you find any answers in your research!