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ERIC Number: EJ1010377
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Mar
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 50
ISSN: ISSN-1363-755X
Mentalistic Basis of Core Social Cognition: Experiments in Preverbal Infants and a Computational Model
Hamlin, J. Kiley; Ullman, Tomer; Tenenbaum, Josh; Goodman, Noah; Baker, Chris
Developmental Science, v16 n2 p209-226 Mar 2013
Evaluating individuals based on their pro- and anti-social behaviors is fundamental to successful human interaction. Recent research suggests that even preverbal infants engage in social evaluation; however, it remains an open question whether infants' judgments are driven uniquely by an analysis of the mental states that motivate others' helpful and unhelpful actions, or whether non-mentalistic inferences are at play. Here we present evidence from 10-month-olds, motivated and supported by a Bayesian computational model, for mentalistic social evaluation in the first year of life. A video abstract of this article can be viewed at (Contains 1 table, 4 figures, and 2 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Reports - Research; Journal Articles
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Language: English
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