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Infants' and young children's imitation of linguistic in-group and out-group informants.
Child Dev. 2015 Jan-Feb; 86(1):259-75.CD

Abstract

Although children can use social categories to intelligently select informants, children's preference for in-group informants has not been consistently demonstrated across age and context. This research clarifies the extent to which children use social categories to guide learning by presenting participants with a live or video-recorded action demonstration by a linguistic in-group and/or out-group model. Participants' (N = 104) propensity to imitate these actions was assessed. Nineteen-month-olds did not selectively imitate the actions of the in-group model in live contexts, though in-group preferences were found after watching the demonstration on video. Three-year-olds selectively imitated the actions demonstrated by the in-group member regardless of context. These results indicate that in-group preferences have a more nuanced effect on social learning than previous research has indicated.

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Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

25263528

Citation

Howard, Lauren H., et al. "Infants' and Young Children's Imitation of Linguistic In-group and Out-group Informants." Child Development, vol. 86, no. 1, 2015, pp. 259-75.
Howard LH, Henderson AM, Carrazza C, et al. Infants' and young children's imitation of linguistic in-group and out-group informants. Child Dev. 2015;86(1):259-75.
Howard, L. H., Henderson, A. M., Carrazza, C., & Woodward, A. L. (2015). Infants' and young children's imitation of linguistic in-group and out-group informants. Child Development, 86(1), 259-75. https://doi.org/10.1111/cdev.12299
Howard LH, et al. Infants' and Young Children's Imitation of Linguistic In-group and Out-group Informants. Child Dev. 2015 Jan-Feb;86(1):259-75. PubMed PMID: 25263528.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Infants' and young children's imitation of linguistic in-group and out-group informants. AU - Howard,Lauren H, AU - Henderson,Annette M E, AU - Carrazza,Cristina, AU - Woodward,Amanda L, Y1 - 2014/09/26/ PY - 2014/9/30/entrez PY - 2014/9/30/pubmed PY - 2015/12/15/medline SP - 259 EP - 75 JF - Child development JO - Child Dev VL - 86 IS - 1 N2 - Although children can use social categories to intelligently select informants, children's preference for in-group informants has not been consistently demonstrated across age and context. This research clarifies the extent to which children use social categories to guide learning by presenting participants with a live or video-recorded action demonstration by a linguistic in-group and/or out-group model. Participants' (N = 104) propensity to imitate these actions was assessed. Nineteen-month-olds did not selectively imitate the actions of the in-group model in live contexts, though in-group preferences were found after watching the demonstration on video. Three-year-olds selectively imitated the actions demonstrated by the in-group member regardless of context. These results indicate that in-group preferences have a more nuanced effect on social learning than previous research has indicated. SN - 1467-8624 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/25263528/Infants'_and_young_children's_imitation_of_linguistic_in_group_and_out_group_informants_ L2 - https://doi.org/10.1111/cdev.12299 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -