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Infants’ understanding of their social worldI

Infants’ understanding of their social worldI

Although this is categorized as an online course, it could also be used as a textbook because it is text based. 'Researchers have long been interested in whether infants have a rich or poor understanding of their social world. Here, we consider just one side of this debate and draw on a wide range of research which argues that infants’ have a rich understanding. You will have the opportunity to read research articles which explore such issues as the degree to which infants contribute to social interactions, whether or not they are born communicators, and whether their relations with people emerge out of intimate social interaction. These readings are supported by audio clips of interviews with researchers. You will be given the opportunity to reflect upon the research and critique the... Show More


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