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ERIC Number: EJ941051
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Sep
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0261-510X
Experience with Visual Barriers and Its Effects on Subsequent Gaze-Following in 12- to 13-Month-Olds
D'Entremont, Barbara; Morgan, Roslyn
British Journal of Developmental Psychology, v24 n3 p465-475 Sep 2006
Thirty 12- to 13-month-olds were tested to determine whether they could use the self as an analogy for understanding others' looking. Using a procedure similar to Brooks and Meltzoff (2002), we examined gaze-following when the adult's view of a target was occluded by a blindfold (blindfold without training). Some infants received experience with the blindfold's sight-blocking qualities (blindfold with training). The control was a headband condition. Gaze-following was highest in the headband condition. Gaze-following in the headband and blindfold without training conditions, but not the blindfold with training conditions, were significantly greater than zero. These results demonstrate that 12- to 13-month-olds have some understanding of the looking behaviour of others. Only weak support was found for simulation theories of the development of social cognition.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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