Sensitivity of 24-month-olds to the prior inaccuracy of the source: possible mechanisms.

  title={Sensitivity of 24-month-olds to the prior inaccuracy of the source: possible mechanisms.},
  author={Melissa A Koenig and Amanda L. Woodward},
  journal={Developmental psychology},
  volume={46 4},
Three studies examined 24-month-olds' sensitivity to the prior accuracy of the source of information and the way in which young children modify their word learning from inaccurate sources. In Experiments 1A, 2, and 3, toddlers interacted with an accurate or inaccurate speaker who trained and tested children's comprehension of a new word-object link. In Experiment 1, children performed less systematically in response to an inaccurate than to an accurate source. In Experiments 2 and 3, after… CONTINUE READING

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