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Infants' use of social partnerships to predict behavior.
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PMID:  25441335     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
The experiences of social partners are important motivators of social action. Can infants use such experiences to make predictions about how social agents will behave? Sixteen-month-old infants were introduced to two social pairs. Initial events established within-pair cooperation as well as between-pair conflict involving an individual from each pair. Following these events, infants looked longer when between-pair members who had never previously interacted now cooperated - instead of conflicted - with each other. Thus, infants tracked the third-person allegiances and inferred that the conflict would generalize across social partnerships. These findings demonstrate a critical feature of early social cognition and promote needed, further research on the role of social allegiances in social cognition across development.
Marjorie Rhodes; Chelsea Hetherington; Kimberly Brink; Henry M Wellman
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2014-11-29
Journal Detail:
Title:  Developmental science     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1467-7687     ISO Abbreviation:  Dev Sci     Publication Date:  2014 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2014-12-2     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  2014-12-3    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9814574     Medline TA:  Dev Sci     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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© 2014 John Wiley & Sons Ltd.
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