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Egocentric versus allocentric spatial coding in nine-month-old infants: Factors influencing the choice of code.

Bremner, J. Gavin (1978) Egocentric versus allocentric spatial coding in nine-month-old infants: Factors influencing the choice of code. Developmental Psychology, 14 (4). pp. 346-355. ISSN 0012-1649

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Abstract

Presented 32 9-mo-old infants with a problem in which they saw an object hidden in 1 of 2 places but were prevented from searching for it until after the spatial relationship between infant and object had been changed in some way. Findings show the following: (a) Previous search experience at 1 place promoted response perseveration or egocentric spatial coding on later trials. (b) Infants were better at locating the object after they had moved than they were after the object had moved. (c) Differentiation of the covers for the 2 locations provided a more salient cue to allocentric position than differentiation of the surrounds of the 2 locations. The 2nd finding is taken as support for the hypothesis that as infants begin to crawl, they become better able to take into account their own displacements within a stable space but difficulties remain with the displacements of objects. (15 ref) (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2012 APA, all rights reserved)

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Developmental Psychology
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > Psychology
ID Code: 54057
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 09 May 2012 13:03
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 09 Apr 2014 23:25
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/54057

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