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Imitative reactions among 14-21 days old infants
Göteborg Universitet.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-5025-9975
Göteborg Universitet.
1985 (English)In: Infant Mental Health Journal, ISSN 0163-9641, E-ISSN 1097-0355, Vol. 6, no 1, 31-39 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Imitative reactions in 11 infants, 14-21 days were observed. Stimuli were presented by the infant's mother, who protruded her ongue, opened her mouth, or interacted spontaneously. No conclusive overall group effect of the modeled action were found. However, when the responses of the infants were matched with the mothers' judgments concerning whether imitation had occurred, 6 infants showed imitative responses. It is concluded that observations on early imitation is influenced by individual differences between infants and that there may exist two different subgroups: High and low imitatin.

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1985. Vol. 6, no 1, 31-39 p.
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imitation, infants
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Psychology (excluding Applied Psychology)
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-80871DOI: 10.1002/1097-0355(198521)6:1<31::AID-IMHJ2280060106>3.0.CO;2-MOAI: diva2:548885
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