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dc.contributor.authorGerson, Sarah
dc.contributor.authorWoodward, Amanda
dc.identifier.citationGerson , S & Woodward , A 2014 , ' Learning from their own actions : the unique effect of producing actions on infants’ action understanding ' , Child Development , vol. 85 , no. 1 , pp. 264-277 .
dc.identifier.otherPURE: 162014235
dc.identifier.otherPURE UUID: 1a22d5b6-4067-4d70-9868-fe9137877667
dc.identifier.otherScopus: 84892984077
dc.descriptionThis work was funded by two grants to the second author (R01 HD35707 and P01HD064653)en
dc.description.abstractPrior research suggests that infants' action production affects their action understanding, but little is known about the aspects of motor experience that render these effects. In Study 1, the relative contributions of self-produced (n = 30) and observational (n = 30) action experience on 3-month-old infants' action understanding was assessed using a visual habituation paradigm. In Study 2, generalization of training to a new context was examined (n = 30). Results revealed a unique effect of active over observational experience. Furthermore, findings suggest that benefits of trained actions do not generalize broadly, at least following brief training.
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dc.rights© 2013 The Authors. Child Development © 2013 Society for Research in Child Development, Inc. This is the accepted version of the following article: Gerson, S. A. and Woodward, A. L. (2014), Learning From Their Own Actions: The Unique Effect of Producing Actions on Infants' Action Understanding. Child Development, 85: 264–277, which has been published in final form at
dc.subjectBF Psychologyen
dc.titleLearning from their own actions : the unique effect of producing actions on infants’ action understandingen
dc.typeJournal articleen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews. School of Psychology and Neuroscienceen
dc.description.statusPeer revieweden

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