ERIC Number: EJ1039311
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
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Picturing Objects in Infancy
Shinskey, Jeanne L.; Jachens, Liza J.
Child Development, v85 n5 p1813-1820 Sep-Oct 2014
Infants' transfer of information from pictures to objects was tested by familiarizing 9-month-olds (N = 31) with either a color or black-and-white photograph of an object and observing their preferential reaching for the real target object versus a distractor. One condition tested object recognition by keeping both objects visible, and the other tested object representation by hiding both objects. On visible trials, infants reached more for the distractor, indicating they recognized the target object from its picture. On hidden trials, infants reached more for the target object, suggesting they formed a continued representation of the object based on its picture. Photograph color had no effect. Infants thus show picture-to-object transfer by 9 months with preferential reaching, even with black-and-white pictures.
Descriptors: Infants, Child Development, Photography, Color, Infant Behavior, Preferences, Object Permanence, Motor Reactions, Familiarity, Recognition (Psychology), Pictorial Stimuli
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Sponsor: National Science Foundation
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