Movement or goal: goal salience and verbal cues affect preschoolers' imitation of action components.

@article{Elsner2012MovementOG,
  title={Movement or goal: goal salience and verbal cues affect preschoolers' imitation of action components.},
  author={Birgit Elsner and Caroline Pfeifer},
  journal={Journal of experimental child psychology},
  year={2012},
  volume={112 3},
  pages={283-95}
}
The impact of goal salience and verbal cues given by the model on 3- to 5-year-olds' reproduction of action components (movement or goal) was investigated in an imitation choice task. Preschoolers watched an experimenter moving a puppet up or down a ramp, terminating at one of two target objects. The target objects were either differently colored plastic bowls (low-salient group) or sociofunctionally relevant objects (high-salient group). While demonstrating the action in several trials, the… CONTINUE READING

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