Eight-Month-Old Infants Infer Unfulfilled Goals , Despite Ambiguous Physical Evidence

  title={Eight-Month-Old Infants Infer Unfulfilled Goals , Despite Ambiguous Physical Evidence},
  author={J. Kiley Hamlin and George E. Newman and Karen Wynn},
In this study, we tested whether 8-month-old infants could infer an actor’s unfulfilled goal, despite some physical information present in the displays being inconsistent with the attempted goal. Infants saw a human hand holding a ring repeatedly approach the top of a plastic cone in an apparent failed attempt to place the ring on the cone. The hand and ring then bounced away from the top of the cone toward the floor. Thus, some information presented was relevant to the goal (the motion toward… CONTINUE READING
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