Imitation of infant behaviour and infant response

Berndt, Lorna (1981) Imitation of infant behaviour and infant response. Masters thesis, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

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Abstract

Twelve infants were videotaped during a play session with a female experimenter, in which the experimenter alternately imitated all the infants' actions, smiles, and vocalizations, imitated only smiles, and imitated none of the infants' behaviours. It was found that infants were significantly more likely to repeat an action or vocalization when the adult imitated it, but were not more likely to repeat a smile when this was imitated by the adult.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
URI: http://research.library.mun.ca/id/eprint/7659
Item ID: 7659
Additional Information: Bibliography: leaves 64-70.
Department(s): Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of > Psychology
Science, Faculty of > Psychology
Date: 1981
Date Type: Submission
Library of Congress Subject Heading: Infant psychology; Imitation

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