Infants’ understanding of their social world
Infants’ understanding of their social world

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Infants’ understanding of their social world

2 Social abilities and relating to others

The material covered in this section expands on the rich view by outlining three explanations of early infant social abilities that have been put forward by Trevarthen, Meltzoff and Gopnik, and Zeedyk. Each is convinced that young infants have some understanding of people as being different from objects, and an understanding of what is going on in the mind of others, but each brings a different perspective to this position.

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