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dc.contributor.authorLucas, Amanda J.
dc.contributor.authorBurdett, Emily R. R.
dc.contributor.authorBurgess, Vanessa
dc.contributor.authorWood, Lara A.
dc.contributor.authorMcGuigan, Nicola
dc.contributor.authorHarris, Paul L.
dc.contributor.authorWhiten, Andrew
dc.identifier.citationLucas , A J , Burdett , E R R , Burgess , V , Wood , L A , McGuigan , N , Harris , P L & Whiten , A 2017 , ' The development of selective copying : children's learning from an expert versus their mother ' , Child Development , vol. 88 , no. 6 , pp. 2026-2042 .
dc.identifier.otherPURE: 248684787
dc.identifier.otherPURE UUID: e0cb8cc0-15ca-4e1f-8222-2e408de3c6eb
dc.identifier.otherBibtex: urn:374199ce83ea2509d55e8f3fa445645e
dc.identifier.otherScopus: 85007489698
dc.identifier.otherWOS: 000414642100021
dc.identifier.otherORCID: /0000-0003-2426-5890/work/65014038
dc.descriptionThis work was supported by a John Templeton Foundation (grant ID 40128)en
dc.description.abstractThis study tested the prediction that, with age, children should rely less on familiarity and more on expertise in their selective social learning. Experiment 1 (N = 50) found that 5- to 6-year-olds copied the technique their mother used to extract a prize from a novel puzzle box, in preference to both a stranger and an established expert. This bias occurred despite children acknowledging the expert model's superior capability. Experiment 2 (N = 50) demonstrated a shift in 7- to 8-year-olds toward copying the expert. Children aged 9–10 years did not copy according to a model bias. The findings of a follow-up study (N = 30) confirmed that, instead, they prioritized their own—partially flawed—causal understanding of the puzzle box.
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dc.subjectBF Psychologyen
dc.titleThe development of selective copying : children's learning from an expert versus their motheren
dc.typeJournal articleen
dc.contributor.sponsorJohn Templeton Foundationen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews. School of Psychology and Neuroscienceen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews. Institute of Behavioural and Neural Sciencesen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews. Centre for Social Learning & Cognitive Evolutionen
dc.description.statusPeer revieweden

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