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dc.contributor.authorSchlingloff-Nemecz, Laura
dc.contributor.authorCsibra, Gergely
dc.contributor.authorTatone, Denis
dc.date.available2022-03-29T09:17:38Z
dc.date.issued2020
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rsos.191795
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.14018/12683
dc.description.abstractHamlin et al. found in 2007 that preverbal infants displayed a preference for helpers over hinderers. The robustness of this finding and the conditions under which infant sociomoral evaluation can be elicited has since been debated. Here, we conducted a replication of the original study, in which we tested 14- to 16-month-olds using a familiarization procedure with 3D-animated video stimuli. Unlike previous replication attempts, ours uniquely benefitted from detailed procedural advice by Hamlin. In contrast to the original results, only 16 out of 32 infants (50%) in our study reached for the helper; thus, we were not able to replicate the findings. A possible reason for this failure is that infants’ preference for prosocial agents may not be reliably elicited with the procedure and stimuli adopted. Alternatively, the effect size of infants’ preference may be smaller than originally estimated. The study addresses ongoing methodological debates on the replicability of influential findings in infant cognition.
dc.description.urihttps://royalsocietypublishing.org/doi/10.1098/rsos.191795
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherRoyal Society Open Science
dc.titleDo 15-month-old infants prefer helpers? A replication of Hamlin et al. (2007)
dc.typeJournal article
dc.source.journaltitleRoyal Society Open Science
dc.source.volume7
dc.source.spage1
dc.source.epage7
refterms.dateFOA2022-03-29T09:17:38Z
dc.contributor.unitDepartment of Cognitive Science
dc.identifier.urlhttps://royalsocietypublishing.org/doi/10.1098/rsos.191795


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