Can infants attribute to an agent a disposition to perform a particular action?

@article{Song2005CanIA,
  title={Can infants attribute to an agent a disposition to perform a particular action?},
  author={Hyun-Joo Song and Ren{\'e}e Baillargeon and Cynthia Fisher},
  journal={Cognition},
  year={2005},
  volume={98},
  pages={b45-b55}
}
The present research investigated whether 13.5-month-old infants would attribute to an actor a disposition to perform a recurring action, and would then use this information to predict which of two new objects-one that could be used to perform the action and one that could not-the actor would grasp next. During familiarization, the infants watched an actor slide various objects forward and backward on an apparatus floor. During test, the infants saw two new identical objects placed side by side… CONTINUE READING

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