We used the Re-enactment of intention paradigm to investigate whether children would re-enact what an adult intended to do in a video presentation as they do when presented with a live demonstration (Meltzoff, 1995). Unlike the 18-month-old infants studied by Meltzoff (1995), the 18- and 24-month-olds in the current study did not frequently imitate unsuccessful goal-directed actions presented in a video model. Children who performed better in the task also tended to share more of their attention with the experimenter during co-viewing of the video. Performance on the Re-enactment of intention task was positively related to Categorization score, an independent measure of cognitive functioning.

Re-enactment of intended acts from a video presentation by 18- and 24- month-old children.

PACE, CECILIA SERENA
2012

Abstract

We used the Re-enactment of intention paradigm to investigate whether children would re-enact what an adult intended to do in a video presentation as they do when presented with a live demonstration (Meltzoff, 1995). Unlike the 18-month-old infants studied by Meltzoff (1995), the 18- and 24-month-olds in the current study did not frequently imitate unsuccessful goal-directed actions presented in a video model. Children who performed better in the task also tended to share more of their attention with the experimenter during co-viewing of the video. Performance on the Re-enactment of intention task was positively related to Categorization score, an independent measure of cognitive functioning.
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