Using social information to guide action: Infants' locomotion over slippery slopes

@article{Adolph2010UsingSI,
  title={Using social information to guide action: Infants' locomotion over slippery slopes},
  author={Karen E. Adolph and Lana Karasik and Catherine S. Tamis-LeMonda},
  journal={Neural networks : the official journal of the International Neural Network Society},
  year={2010},
  volume={23 8-9},
  pages={1033-42}
}
In uncertain situations such as descending challenging slopes, social signals from caregivers can provide infants with important information for guiding action. Previous work showed that 18-month-old walking infants use social information selectively, only when risk of falling is uncertain. Experiment 1 was designed to alter infants' region of uncertainty for walking down slopes. Slippery Teflon-soled shoes drastically impaired 18-month-olds' ability to walk down slopes compared with walking… CONTINUE READING

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