The social motivation for social learning

Nielsen, Mark (2008) The social motivation for social learning. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 31 1: 33-33. doi:10.1017/S0140525X0700324X

Author Nielsen, Mark
Title The social motivation for social learning
Journal name Behavioral and Brain Sciences   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0140-525X
Publication date 2008-01-01
Year available 2008
Sub-type Editorial
DOI 10.1017/S0140525X0700324X
Volume 31
Issue 1
Start page 33
End page 33
Total pages 1
Editor Barbara L. Finlay
Paul Bloom
Place of publication Cambridge, U.K.
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Language eng
Subject 170102 Developmental Psychology and Ageing
970117 Expanding Knowledge in Psychology and Cognitive Sciences
Abstract Through the second year, children’s copying behaviour shifts from a focus on emulating to a focus on imitating. This shift can be explained by a change in focus from copying others to satisfy cognitive motivations to copying in order to satisfy social motivations. As elegant and detailed as the shared circuits model (SCM) is, it misses this crucial, motivation-based feature of imitation.
Q-Index Code CX

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Sub-type: Editorial
Collection: School of Psychology Publications
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