Washington: Infants can be tricked once but not again as they have the ability to differentiate between credible and un-credible sources, and this makes them imitate behaviour of only those adults who they consider to be reliable, a new study has suggested.Simply put, most babies won’t follow along if they have been previously fooled by an adult.“Like older children, infants keep track of an individual’s history of being accurate or inaccurate and use this information to guide their subsequent learning,” said senior researcher Diane Poulin-Dubois, a professor in the Concordia Department of Psychology and member of the Centre for Research in Human Development.“Specifically, infants choose not to learn from someone who they perceive as unreliable.”A group of 60 infants, aged 13 to 16 months, were tested as part of this study. Babies were divided in two groups; with reliable or unreliable testers.In a first task, experimenters looked inside a container, while expressing excitement, and infants were invited to discover whether the box actually contained a toy or was empty. This task was designed to show the experimenter’s credibility or lack thereof.
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