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ERIC Number: EJ940054
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Mar
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0261-510X
Hamlet without the Prince: Shortcomings of an Activity-Based Account of Joint Attention
Hobson, R. Peter
British Journal of Developmental Psychology, v25 n1 p27-32 Mar 2007
In this commentary, I consider several strengths of the position adopted by Racine and Carpendale (2007), but suggest that the authors are in danger of overstating their case. In doing so, they appear to sideline an issue that should be pivotal for accounts of joint attention: how does a child come to arrive at an understanding that people, both themselves and others, have "subjective perspectives" upon a shared world? I conclude with few comments on the authors' criticisms of my approach to such issues.
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Language: English
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