ERIC Number: EJ849094
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Jan
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 66
"Like Me": A Foundation for Social Cognition
Meltzoff, Andrew N.
Developmental Science, v10 n1 p126-134 Jan 2007
Infants represent the acts of others and their own acts in commensurate terms. They can recognize cross-modal equivalences between acts they see others perform and their own felt bodily movements. This recognition of self-other equivalences in action gives rise to interpreting others as having similar psychological states such as perceptions and emotions. The "like me" nature of others is the starting point for social cognition, not its culmination.
Descriptors: Social Cognition, Infants, Cognitive Development, Social Development, Imitation, Adults, Visual Stimuli, Visual Perception, Eye Movements, Interaction, Cognitive Processes, Neurological Organization, Developmental Stages
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