The infant as onlooker: learning from emotional reactions observed in a television scenario.

@article{Mumme2003TheIA,
  title={The infant as onlooker: learning from emotional reactions observed in a television scenario.},
  author={Donna L Mumme and Anne Fernald},
  journal={Child development},
  year={2003},
  volume={74 1},
  pages={221-37}
}
Two studies investigated whether 10- and 12-month-olds can use televised emotional reactions to guide their behavior. Infants watched an actress orient toward 1 of 2 novel objects and react with neutral affect during baseline and with positive or negative affect during test. Infants then had 30 s to interact with the objects. In Study 1, 12-month-olds (N = 32) avoided the target object and showed increases in negative affect after observing the negative-emotion scenario. Twelve-month-olds… CONTINUE READING

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