Eighteen-Month-Olds, but not 14-Month-Olds, Use Social Context to Bind Action Sequences
2015 (English)In: Infancy, ISSN 1525-0008, E-ISSN 1532-7078, Vol. 20, no 1, 115-125 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
We demonstrate that 18-month-olds, but not 14-month-olds, can anticipate others' actions based on an interpretation of shared goals that bind together individual actions into a collaborative sequence. After viewing a sequence of actions performed by two people who socially interact, 18-month-olds bound together the socially engaged actors' actions such that they later expected the actors to share the same final goal. Eighteen-month-olds who saw nonsocially engaged actors did not have this expectation and neither did 14-month-olds when viewing either socially or nonsocially engaged actors. The results are discussed in light of the possibility that experience in collaborations could be necessary for understanding collaboration from a third-person perspective.
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2015. Vol. 20, no 1, 115-125 p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-241392DOI: 10.1111/infa.12062ISI: 000346173800006OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-241392DiVA: diva2:782863