Schaffer and Parry presented evidence that 6-month-old infants are indiscriminate in their manual approach to familiar and novel objects, while 12-month-old infants show wariness and delay before contacting novel objects. An experiment is reported which failed to replicate these findings. Both 6- and 12-month-old infants reached quickly for a novel object, but were slower as it became more familiar. When offered a choice between a novel and a familiar object, infants at both ages preferred to reach for the novel one.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Infant Behavior & Development|
|Publication status||Published - 1983|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Developmental and Educational Psychology