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Imitation from television by 24- and 30-month-olds

Journal Article


Abstract


  • Infants' imitation of complex actions was examined in three experiments with 24- and 30-month-olds. In all experiments, an adult modeled a series of actions with novel stimuli and the infant's reproduction of those actions was assessed either immediately or after a 24-hour delay. Some infants watched the demonstration live, while other infants watched the same demonstration on television from a pre-recorded videotape. Both 24- and 30-month-olds imitated actions that had been modeled on television; however, their performance was consistently inferior to that of infants of the same age who watched the demonstration live.

Publication Date


  • 2003

Citation


  • Hayne, H., Herbert, J., & Simcock, G. (2003). Imitation from television by 24- and 30-month-olds. Developmental Science, 6(3), 254-261. doi:10.1111/1467-7687.00281

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-0013179906

Start Page


  • 254

End Page


  • 261

Volume


  • 6

Issue


  • 3

Abstract


  • Infants' imitation of complex actions was examined in three experiments with 24- and 30-month-olds. In all experiments, an adult modeled a series of actions with novel stimuli and the infant's reproduction of those actions was assessed either immediately or after a 24-hour delay. Some infants watched the demonstration live, while other infants watched the same demonstration on television from a pre-recorded videotape. Both 24- and 30-month-olds imitated actions that had been modeled on television; however, their performance was consistently inferior to that of infants of the same age who watched the demonstration live.

Publication Date


  • 2003

Citation


  • Hayne, H., Herbert, J., & Simcock, G. (2003). Imitation from television by 24- and 30-month-olds. Developmental Science, 6(3), 254-261. doi:10.1111/1467-7687.00281

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-0013179906

Start Page


  • 254

End Page


  • 261

Volume


  • 6

Issue


  • 3