ERIC Number: EJ412175
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1990
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How Imitation Begets Imitation and Toddlers' Generation of Games.
Eckerman, Carol O.; Stein, Mark R.
Developmental Psychology, v26 n3 p370-78 May 1990
When imitated, toddlers were more likely to continue to act on an object; if continuing, repeat the same action on the object; generate games, especially imitation games, and look at their partner's face. These social influence processes are thought to operate naturally in peer interactions and contribute to the behavioral organization that emerges around the second year. (RH)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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