psych212-3 - and Moore(1983 has found that babies between 7...

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I have watched the growth of my little cousin, Julia, who is 8month old since the time that she was first born. To me, everything that is related to this baby was so impressed and surprised in various ways. I still remember the time that she remembered who I was. That was when she was 3 to 4 months old. I cannot say that she definitely knows who the person is and that she knows how to compare person to person, but her reaction was telling something. As I grimaced every time I saw her and when I was embracing this little baby, she kept on staring at the face I made and one day I made the exact same face again and she noticed what it was and tried to imitate my grimace. According to the textbook, Meltzoff
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Unformatted text preview: and Moore (1983) has found that babies between 7 and 72 hours old starts to imitate adults who opens their mouth widely or stuck their tongues out. However, according to Piaget’s theory, imitation requires the capacity for symbolic representation, which is generally not achieved until the end of the second year of life. We cannot exactly say which theory is right or wrong but I think that it is clear that babies learn how to express their motions and their expressing methods by imitating adult’s expressions....
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