Active Experience Shapes 10-Month-Old Infants' Understanding of Collaborative Goals

Show simple item record Henderson, Annette en Wang, Ying en Matz, LE en Woodward, AL en 2013-01-10T04:25:56Z en 2013 en
dc.identifier.citation Infancy 18(1):10-39 2013 en
dc.identifier.issn 1525-0008 en
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dc.description.abstract Collaborative activities in which individuals coordinate their actions to attain a common goal play a fundamental role in our everyday lives. Evidence suggests that infants engage in collaborative activities before their first birthday; however, little is known about infants' understanding of collaborative action. Using a visual habituation paradigm, this research consists of two experiments designed to investigate whether 10-month-olds understand that the actions of collaborative partners are critical to the attainment of a common goal. The results of Experiment 1 suggest that 10-month-olds represent the actions of collaborating partners in terms of a common collaborative goal only after receiving active experience with a collaborative activity. Experiment 2 demonstrated that infants who received active experience with a collaborative activity viewed active engagement in a collaboration as being critical for an individual's actions to be interpreted as being directed towards a collaborative goal. Together, these findings demonstrate that 10-month-olds exhibit an understanding of the shared nature of collaborative goals after a highly salient experience with the activity. Identifying the effects of experience on infants' understanding of collaborative goals in a laboratory context provides insights into the role that experiences in their everyday lives might play in their understanding of collaboration. © International Society on Infant Studies (ISIS). en
dc.publisher International Society on Infant Studies (ISIS) en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Infancy en
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dc.title Active Experience Shapes 10-Month-Old Infants' Understanding of Collaborative Goals en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1111/j.1532-7078.2012.00126.x en
pubs.issue 1 en
pubs.begin-page 10 en
pubs.volume 18 en
dc.rights.holder Copyright: International Society on Infant Studies (ISIS) en
dc.identifier.pmid 23304074 en;jsessionid=265FCFA5B0CA12FE8072088FF82BBA70.f02t02 en
pubs.end-page 39 en
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pubs.subtype Article en
pubs.elements-id 370780 en Science en Psychology en
dc.identifier.eissn 1532-7078 en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2012-09-20 en
pubs.dimensions-id 23304074 en

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