Date of Award
Master of Arts (MA)
The present study used a unique task derived from the elicited imitation paradigm to assess temporal integration in 17- and 20-month-old infants. Experiment 1 implemented a simpler task than has previously been used in order to tap temporal integration ability in 17-month-olds. The results indicated that the performance of 17- month-olds did not improve over that of previous research (de Haan & Bauer 1997). Experiment 2 added storage and processing demands to the de Haan and Bauer task in order to assess the robustness of temporal integration ability in 20-month-olds. The results indicated that the performance of 20-month-olds did not suffer with the added demands of the task. Implications of the findings in regards to the structure and development of working memory are discussed.
Starr, Rebecca M., "Temporal integration in 17- and 20-month old infants as assessed by elicited imitation" (1998). Student Work. 264.