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Learning from their own actions: the unique effect of producing actions on infants' action understanding

Gerson, Sarah A. and Woodward, Amanda L. 2014. Learning from their own actions: the unique effect of producing actions on infants' action understanding. Child Development 85 (1) , pp. 264-277. 10.1111/cdev.12115

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Abstract

Prior research suggests that infants' action production affects their action understanding, but little is known about the aspects of motor experience that render these effects. In Study 1, the relative contributions of self‐produced (n = 30) and observational (n = 30) action experience on 3‐month‐old infants' action understanding was assessed using a visual habituation paradigm. In Study 2, generalization of training to a new context was examined (n = 30). Results revealed a unique effect of active over observational experience. Furthermore, findings suggest that benefits of trained actions do not generalize broadly, at least following brief training.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Psychology
Additional Information: Article first published online 3 May 2013 PDF uploaded in accordance with publisher's policies at http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/issn/0009-3920/ (accessed 7.1.16)
Publisher: Wiley
ISSN: 0009-3920
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 30 March 2016
Date of Acceptance: 3 May 2013
Last Modified: 24 Nov 2020 17:49
URI: http://orca-mwe.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/84337

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