Social Referencing in 10-month-old infants
2013 (English)In: European Journal of Developmental Psychology, ISSN 1740-5629, E-ISSN 1740-5610, Vol. 10, no 5, 533-545 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
In Experiment 1, forty 10-month-old infants participated together with an experimenter and their parent in a social referencing encounter. The experimenter or the parent presented an ambiguous toy. Neither of the adults provided information about the toy in order to examine infant spontaneous looking behaviour. The infants looked more at the experimenter than at the parent. In Experiment 2 it was examined whether 10-month-old infants (44 infants) would use positive information provided by the experimenter to a higher degree than positive information provided by the parent. The infants regulated their behaviour toward the toy in accordance with the information. They played more with the toy when the experimenter provided information than when the parent did. The results are discussed in terms of seeking information from knowledgeable others in ambiguous situations.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. Vol. 10, no 5, 533-545 p.
social referencing, infants, spontaneous looking behavior, information seeking
Research subject Psychology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-22343DOI: 10.1080/17405629.2013.763473ISI: 000322696200001ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84882256682OAI: oai:DiVA.org:sh-22343DiVA: diva2:697871