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Babies can identify complex social situations and react accordingly

Scientists suggest 13-month-olds use their understanding about others’ perspectives and social evaluation skills to make sense of social interactions

puppet characters
In the study, Luo and Choi manipulated puppet characters so they interacted in positive and negative ways and found that the babies were able to comprehend what was happening.
Credit:You-jung Choi


The study, “13-month-olds’ understanding of social interactions,” was authored by Choi and co-authored by Luo. It appears in the journal, Psychological Science. Doi: 10.1177/0956797614562452

University of Missouri-Columbia