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Title Imitation in infancy / edited by Jacqueline Nadel and George Butterworth.

Published Cambridge, U.K. ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1999.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bund  155.4131523 IMIT {Bund81 20190820}    AVAILABLE
Physical description x, 290 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Series Cambridge studies in cognitive perceptual development.
Cambridge studies in cognitive perceptual development.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction: Immediate imitation rehabilitated at last -- 1. Persons and representation: why infant imitation is important for theories of human development / Andrew N. Meltzoff and M. Keith Moore -- 2. Genesis and development of early infant mimesis to facial and vocal models / Giannis Kugiumutzakis -- 3. Neonatal imitation: existence, mechanisms and motives / George Butterworth -- 4. Evolutionary foundations of imitation: social cognitive and developmental aspects of imitative processes in non-human primates / Kim A. Bard and Connie L. Russell -- 5. What infants' imitations communicate: with mothers, with fathers and with peers / Colwyn Trevarthen, Theano Kokkinaki and Geraldo A. Fiamenghi, Jr. -- 6. Imitation as activity: its developmental aspects / Ina Uzgiris -- 7. The evolving nature of imitation as a format for communication / Jacqueline Nadel, Caroline Guerini and Ann Peze [et al.].
8. Neonatal imitation and imitation among children with autism and Down's syndrome / Mikael Heimann and Eva Ullstadius -- 9. An examination of the imitation deficit in autism / Sally J. Rogers.
Summary This is the first book to bring together the extensive modern evidence for innate imitation in babies. Modern research has shown imitation to be a natural mechanism of learning and communication that deserves to be at center stage in developmental psychology. Yet, the very possibility of imitation in newborn humans has had a controversial history. Defining imitation has proved to be far from straightforward and scientific evidence for its existence in neonates is only now becoming accepted, despite more than a century of inquiry. In this book, some of the world's foremost researchers on imitation and intellectual development review evidence for imitation in newborn babies. They discuss the development of imitation in infancy, in both normal and atypical populations and in comparison with other primate species, stressing the fundamental importance of imitation in human development as a foundation of communication and a precursor to symbolic processes. Researchers and graduate students in developmental psychology will welcome this important synthesis of recent research.
Other author Butterworth, George, 1946-2000.
Nadel, Jacqueline.
Subject Imitation in children.
Interpersonal communication in infants.
Developmental psychology.
ISBN 0521580331