13 ToM & Imitation

Is this a coincidence do infants represent

Info iconThis preview shows page 1. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

Unformatted text preview: re Meltzoff experiments: •  infants view an actor who pushes a bu3on with her forehead. •  they later push the bu3on? will •  how will they push it? Findings: at 14 months, infants imitate both means and goal: They push the bu3on with their forehead. Imitation and “rational” analysis Meltzoff’s condi7on: arms free. Gergely’s varia7on: arms wrapped in a blanket. Blue=head Green=hands At 14 months, children use their forehead in the Meltzoff condi7on and their hand in the Gergely condi7on. Relation between understanding of the actions of self and other? At 5 months: •  infants first engage in goal- directed reaching themselves. •  infants first represent the reaches of others as goal- directed. Is this a coincidence? Do infants represen...
View Full Document

This document was uploaded on 01/30/2014.

Ask a homework question - tutors are online