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Early social cognition in three cultural contexts / Tara Callaghan ... [et al.].


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Boston, Mass. : Wiley-Blackwell, 2011.
  • Book
  • viii, 142 : ill. ; 23 cm.
Series editor: W. Andrew Collins. Includes contributions by Tara Callaghan, Henrike Moll, Hannes Rakoczy, Felix Warneken, Ulf Liszkowski, Tanya Behne, and Michael Tomasello.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 116-122) and index.
  • Abstract
  • Introduction
  • General methodology
  • Individual studies
  • General discussion.
"In the current monograph, we report a series of eight studies in which we systematically assessed the social-cognitive skills of 1- to 3-year-old children in three diverse cultural settings. One group of children was from a Western, middle-class cultural setting in rural Canada and the other two groups were from traditional, small-scale cultural settings in rural Peru and India. In the first group of studies, we assessed 1-year-old children's most basic social-cognitive skills for understanding the intentions and attention of others: imitation, helping, gaze following, and communicative pointing. Children's performance in these tasks was mostly similar across cultural settings. In a second group of studies, we assessed 1-year-old children's skills in participating in interactive episodes of collaboration and joint attention.... In a final pair of studies, we assessed 2- to 3-year old children's skills within two symbolic systems (pretense and pictorial)."--Abstract.
Also issued online
Callaghan, Tara C., 1954-
Monographs of the Society for Research in Child Development, 0037-976X ; serial no. 299, vol. 76, no. 2, 2011
Monographs of the Society for Research in Child Development ; v. 76, no. 2.

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