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ERIC Number: EJ639748
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 2001
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ISSN: ISSN-0012-1649
Six-Month-Old Infants Rely on Explanatory Inference When Relating Communication to People and Manipulatory Actions to Inanimate Objects: Reply to Gergely (2001).
Legerstee, Maria
Developmental Psychology, v37 n5 p583-86 Sep 2001
Maintains author's interpretation of 6-month-olds' behavior is consistent with task requirements in the 2000 study and previous work showing that infants use explanatory inferences to make sense of their world. Asserts that ability to understand that people communicate with persons but act on objects is precursor to infants' understanding at 9 to 12 months that people communicate about objects. (Author/KB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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Note: Responds to commentary, PS 532 548, in this issue.