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ERIC Number: ED153745
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Apr
Pages: 11
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Imitation in Early Infancy.
Smillie, D.
This paper briefly reviews studies pertaining to the imitation of facial gestures in early infancy. It is suggested that imitation provides for the initiation of a reciprocal exchange between mother and infant, but does not sustain such an interaction, since this requires a continually varied and changing pattern of gestures. Thus there is an initial imitation of gestures in infants, followed by a regular decline. (CM)
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies
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Note: Paper presented at the Biennial Southeastern Conference on Human Development (5th, Atlanta, Georgia, April 27-29, 1978)