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ERIC Number: EJ811097
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Oct
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0022-0965
Imitative Learning from a Third-Party Interaction: Relations with Self-Recognition and Perspective Taking
Herold, Katherine H.; Akhtar, Nameera
Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, v101 n2 p114-123 Oct 2008
Young children's ability to learn something new from a third-party interaction may be related to the ability to imagine themselves in the third-party interaction. This imaginative ability presupposes an understanding of self-other equivalence, which is manifested in an objective understanding of the self and an understanding of others' subjective perspectives. The current study measured imitative learning of a novel action seen only in a third-party interaction, mirror self-recognition, and perspective taking in a group of 48 18- to 20-month-olds. Patterns of performance suggest that understanding self-other equivalence is related to third-party learning. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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