Now showing items 1-4 of 4
Preschoolers use nonverbal cues to identify reliable informants in word learning
(Vanderbilt University, 2011-04-06)
The present study investigates 4-year-old children’s ability to use speakers’ pragmatic competence as an indicator of whom to learn from. In this study, pragmatic competence is measured as the speaker’s ability to adhere ...
The effect of weight distribution and previous experience on tool use training in infancy
(Vanderbilt University, 2011-04)
Many different factors play a role in the development of an infant’s ability to use tools. A previous version of the current study examined active versus observational learning on an infant’s ability to be trained to use ...
A mind of its own: How a puppet’s reliability affects children’s beliefs about the puppeteer’s knowledge
(Vanderbilt University, 2011-04-12)
This study assessed whether 4-year-old children think a puppet has a mind separate from that of the puppeteer. 64 children, 48-60 months, watched a puppet (operated by a visible person) and another person label 3 familiar ...
Do context cues help preschoolers learn words by differentiating between reliable and unreliable informants?
(Vanderbilt University, 2011-04-29)
The present study investigates if 4-year-old children use people’s pragmatic competence as a standard for learning from them. In this study we define a person’s pragmatic competence by their ability to adhere to the Gricean ...