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ERIC Number: EJ905493
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 12
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1525-0008
Understanding Interest in the Second Year of Life
MacPherson, Amy C.; Moore, Chris
Infancy, v15 n3 p324-335 May-Jun 2010
Infants (n = 24, mean age 13 months and n = 24, mean age 19 months) were tested on an extension of the method introduced by Tomasello and Haberl (2003) to examine the understanding of another person's interest in a novel object. Four objects were presented serially. For two objects, infants played with an experimenter. The infant played with one object alone, and the experimenter played with one object alone. Finally, all four objects were presented together, and the experimenter excitedly asked for one without indicating which. Results showed that younger infants tended to chose the object that they had not yet played with, whereas older infants were significantly more likely to choose the object that the experimenter had not yet played with. These results are discussed in the context of research on the development of understanding diversity of simple object-directed attitudes in the second year of life. (Contains 2 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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