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dc.contributor.authorBenenson, Joyce Frances
dc.contributor.authorTennyson, Robert
dc.contributor.authorWrangham, Richard W.
dc.date.accessioned2014-08-11T15:13:25Z
dc.date.issued2011
dc.identifier.citationBenenson, Joyce. F., Robert Tennyson, and Richard W. Wrangham. 2011. "Male More Than Female Infants Imitate Propulsive Motion." Cognition 121, no. 2: 262-67.en_US
dc.identifier.issn0010-0277en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.InstRepos:12712845
dc.description.abstractFew experimental studies investigate the mechanisms by which young children develop sex-typed activity preferences. Gender self-labeling followed by selective imitation of same-sex models currently is considered a primary socialization mechanism. Research with prenatally androgenized girls and non-human primates also suggests an innate male preference for activities that involve propulsive movement. Here we show that before children can label themselves by gender, 6- to 9-month-old male infants are more likely than female infants to imitate propulsive movements. Further, male infants’ increase in propulsive movement was linearly related to proportion of time viewing a male model’s propulsive movements. We propose that male sex-typed behavior develops from socialization mechanisms that build on a male predisposition to imitate propulsive motion.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipAnthropologyen_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherElsevieren_US
dc.relation.isversionofdoi:10.1016/j.cognition.2011.07.006en_US
dash.licenseOAP
dc.subjectInfancyen_US
dc.subjectImitationen_US
dc.subjectSex differencesen_US
dc.subjectPropulsive movementen_US
dc.titleMale more than female infants imitate propulsive motionen_US
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US
dc.description.versionAccepted Manuscripten_US
dc.relation.journalCognitionen_US
dash.depositing.authorWrangham, Richard W.
dc.date.available2014-08-11T15:13:25Z
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.cognition.2011.07.006*
workflow.legacycommentsFAR 2012en_US
dash.contributor.affiliatedBenenson, Joyce
dash.contributor.affiliatedWrangham, Richard


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