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dc.contributor.authorBrubacher, Sonja P
dc.contributor.authorRoberts, Kim P
dc.contributor.authorObhi, Sukhvinder S
dc.date.accessioned2020-03-06T04:04:11Z
dc.date.available2020-03-06T04:04:11Z
dc.date.issued2013
dc.identifier.issn0261-510X
dc.identifier.doi10.1111/bjdp.12009
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/392151
dc.description.abstractDevelopmental differences in the use of social-attention cues to imitation were examined among children aged 3 and 6 years old (n = 58) and adults (n = 29). In each of 20 trials, participants watched a model grasp two objects simultaneously and move them together. On every trial, the model directed her gaze towards only one of the objects. Some object pairs were related and had a clear functional relationship (e.g., flower, vase), while others were functionally unrelated (e.g., cardboard square, ladybug). Owing to attentional effects of eye gaze, it was expected that all participants would more faithfully imitate the grasp on the gazed-at object than the object not gazed-at. Children were expected to imitate less faithfully on trials with functionally related objects than those without, due to goal-hierarchy effects. Results support effects of eye gaze on imitation of grasping. Children's grasping accuracy on functionally related and functionally unrelated trials was similar, but they were more likely to only use one hand on trials where the object pairs were functionally related than unrelated. Implications for theories of imitation are discussed.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherWiley Blackwell
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom318
dc.relation.ispartofpageto333
dc.relation.ispartofissue3
dc.relation.ispartofjournalBritish Journal of Developmental Psychology (BJDP)
dc.relation.ispartofvolume31
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPsychology
dc.subject.fieldofresearchCognitive Sciences
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1701
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1702
dc.subject.keywordsSocial Sciences
dc.subject.keywordsPsychology, Developmental
dc.subject.keywordsINFANTS IMITATION
dc.subject.keywordsSPATIAL ATTENTION
dc.titleGaze, goals and growing up: Effects on imitative grasping
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dcterms.bibliographicCitationBrubacher, SP; Roberts, KP; Obhi, SS, Gaze, goals and growing up: Effects on imitative grasping, British Journal of Developmental Psychology (BJDP), 2013, 31 (3), pp. 318-333
dcterms.dateAccepted2012-12-07
dc.date.updated2020-03-06T04:01:30Z
dc.description.versionAccepted Manuscript (AM)
gro.rights.copyright© 2013 British Psychological Society. This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Gaze, goals and growing up: Effects on imitative grasping, British Journal of Developmental Psychology, 2013, 31 (3), pp. 318-333, which has been published in final form at https://doi.org/10.1111/bjdp.12009. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Self-Archiving (http://olabout.wiley.com/WileyCDA/Section/id-828039.html)
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