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Imitation - Intro to Psychology

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    So, when talking about imitation, we see the nature side. In that, all the
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    children began to speak at about the same time. And they were able to use
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    language as functional tool. And we also see the nurture side. And this was the
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    number of words that children were exposed to based on their family type. And
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    also whether they heard more encouraging words or discouraging words. So, the
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    important point to take home here is that we should try to expose our little
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    ones to as many words as possible, to increase their vocabulary. You may ask
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    why is vocabulary important? Well, Hart and Risley found an interesting study.
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    They found a strong positive correlation between children's vocabulary size at
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    age three and their language test scores at age nine and ten. Now remember that
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    this is a correlational study, so we can't see there was a cause and effect
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    relationship. But it is a nice demonstration of how powerful different
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    environments are in terms of language development.
Title:
Imitation - Intro to Psychology
Video Language:
English
Team:
Udacity
Project:
PS001: Intro to Psychology
Duration:
0:56

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