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Research project: Infant learning from parents in social situations

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The studies in this project are laboratory based investigations of how infants (aged 12 to 14 months) learn from their parents while their parents interact with strangers.

These studies will extend our understanding of whether, and how, infants can learn from their parents’ behaviours while their parents interact with strangers.

We are examining what infants learn while observing their fathers interact with strangers (earlier work has examined some features of infants’ learning while observing their mothers interact with strangers); and how infants learn from their parents when their parents interact with strangers.

We are building on pioneering work conducted by Profs Lynne Murray, Peter Cooper and Marc de Rosnay (Behaviour Research and Therapy, 44(8), 1165-1175; doi:10.1016/j.brat.2005.09.003).

Principal investigator: Dr Pete Lawrence, Lecturer in Clinical Psychology 


Related research groups

Centre for Innovation in Mental Health (CiMH)
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