Babies Understand Friendship, Meanies and Bystanders

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Babies Understand Friendship, Meanies and Bystanders

Post  Guest on Sun Feb 08, 2015 8:56 am

Babies who are just over a year old already comprehend complex social interactions — they understand what other people know and don't know, and expect them to behave accordingly, new research shows.
In the new study, 13-month-olds who watched a puppet show in which one character witnessed another behaving badly expected the witness to shun the villain. But the babies did not expect a shunning if the villain acted badly when the witness wasn't looking.
Even at this young age, the babies were mostly very intrigued by the drama, said Yuyan Luo a psychologist at the University of Missouri and co-author of the study.


"Almost all babies look really concerned when they see the puppet violence," Luo told Live Science.


http://www.livescience.com/49678-babies-understand-social-false-beliefs.html

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