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ERIC Number: EJ656292
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2002
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ISSN: ISSN-0010-0277
Development of Preferences for the Human Body Shape in Infancy.
Slaughter, Virginia; Heron, Michelle; Sim, Susan
Cognition, v85 n3 pB71-B81 Oct 2002
Two studies investigated development of infants' visual preferences for the human body shape. Results indicated that 18-month-olds had a reliable preference for scrambled body shapes over typical body shapes in line drawings, while 12- and 15-month-olds did not respond differentially. In condition using photographs, only 18-month-olds had reliable preferences for scrambled body shapes. Findings suggest that learning about human faces and bodies follow different developmental trajectories. (Author/KB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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