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ERIC Number: EJ943768
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Nov
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1363-755X
Evidence for a Unitary Goal Concept in 12-Month-Old Infants
Biro, Szilvia; Verschoor, Stephan; Coenen, Lot
Developmental Science, v14 n6 p1255-1260 Nov 2011
We investigated whether infants can transfer their goal attribution between situations that contain different types of information about the goal. We found that 12-month-olds who had attributed a goal based on the causal efficacy of a means-end action generated expectations about the actor's action in another scenario in which the actor could choose between alternative outcomes. This finding suggests that, by 12 months, infants possess a unitary concept of goal.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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