Selective imitation of in-group over out-group members in 14-month-old infants.

@article{Buttelmann2013SelectiveIO,
  title={Selective imitation of in-group over out-group members in 14-month-old infants.},
  author={David Buttelmann and Norbert Zmyj and Moritz M. Daum and Malinda Carpenter},
  journal={Child development},
  year={2013},
  volume={84 2},
  pages={422-8}
}
Recent research has shown that infants are more likely to engage with in-group over out-group members. However, it is not known whether infants' learning is influenced by a model's group membership. This study investigated whether 14-month-olds (N = 66) selectively imitate and adopt the preferences of in-group versus out-group members. Infants watched an adult tell a story either in their native language (in-group) or a foreign language (out-group). The adult then demonstrated a novel action… CONTINUE READING