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ERIC Number: EJ941086
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Nov
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0261-510X
Seven- to 9-Month-Old Infants Use Facial Expressions to Interpret Others' Actions
Striano, Tricia; Vaish, Amrisha
British Journal of Developmental Psychology, v24 n4 p753-760 Nov 2006
In Study 1, 7-month-old infants (N = 58) looked reliably more at an adult's face when she playfully pulled a toy away from them compared with when she simply handed them the toy. In Study 2, 7- and 9-month-old infants (N = 36) interacted with an adult who played a teasing game and then held a neutral or happy facial expression. Compared with a baseline in which infants looked equally to both expressions, after the tease, infants looked longer at the neutral compared with the happy expression. By 7 months, infants may use facial expressions to disambiguate others' actions.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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