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  The role of social interaction and pedagogical cues for eliciting and reducing overimitation in preschoolers

Hoehl, S., Zettersten, M., Schleihauf, H., Grätz, S., & Pauen, S. (2014). The role of social interaction and pedagogical cues for eliciting and reducing overimitation in preschoolers. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 122, 122-133. doi:10.1016/j.jecp.2013.12.012.

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Item Permalink: http://hdl.handle.net/11858/00-001M-0000-002B-B0F3-7 Version Permalink: http://hdl.handle.net/21.11116/0000-0003-155A-1
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Hoehl, Stefanie1, Author              
Zettersten, Martin1, 2, Author
Schleihauf, Hanna1, Author
Grätz, Sabine1, Author
Pauen, Sabina1, Author
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1Institute of Psychology, University of Heidelberg, Germany, ou_persistent22              
2Department of Psychology, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, USA, ou_persistent22              

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Free keywords: Imitation; Overimitation; Social learning; Communication; Social interaction; Norm learning; Natural pedagogy; Preschoolers
 Abstract: The tendency to imitate causally irrelevant actions is termed overimitation. Here we investigated (a) whether communication of a model performing irrelevant actions is necessary to elicit overimitation in preschoolers and (b) whether communication of another model performing an efficient action modulates the subsequent reduction of overimitation. In the study, 5-year-olds imitated irrelevant actions both when they were modeled by a communicative and pedagogical experimenter and when they were modeled by a non-communicative and non-pedagogical experimenter. However, children stopped using the previously learned irrelevant actions only when they were subsequently shown the more efficient way to achieve the goal by a pedagogical experimenter. Thus, communication leads preschoolers to adapt their imitative behavior but does not seem to affect overimitation in the first place. Results are discussed with regard to the importance of communication for the transmission of cultural knowledge during development.

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Language(s): eng - English
 Dates: 2013-12-282013-09-302014-02-222014-06
 Publication Status: Published in print
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 Rev. Method: Peer
 Identifiers: DOI: 10.1016/j.jecp.2013.12.012
PMID: 24569041
Other: Epub 2014
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Title: Journal of Experimental Child Psychology
  Other : J Exp Child Psychol
Source Genre: Journal
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Publ. Info: Academic Press
Pages: - Volume / Issue: 122 Sequence Number: - Start / End Page: 122 - 133 Identifier: ISSN: 0022-0965
CoNE: https://pure.mpg.de/cone/journals/resource/954922645034