ERIC Number: EJ894441
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 45
Using Habituation of Looking Time to Assess Mental Processes in Infancy
Oakes, Lisa M.
Journal of Cognition and Development, v11 n3 p255-268 2010
Habituation of looking time has become the standard method for studying cognitive processes in infancy. This method has a long history and derives from the study of memory and habituation itself. Often, however, it is not clear how researchers make decisions about how to implement habituation as a tool to study processes such as categorization, object representation, and memory. This article describes the challenges for implementing this tool and describes a set of best practices for its use to study perception and cognition in infancy.
Descriptors: Infants, Memory, Habituation, Cognitive Processes, Classification, Best Practices, Schemata (Cognition), Object Permanence, Stimuli, Time on Task
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