publication . Article . 2018

Own-age biases in adults’ and children’s joint attention: Biased face prioritization, but not gaze following!

Freebody, Susannah; Kuhn, Gustav;
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  • Published: 01 Feb 2018
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
Previous studies have reported own-age biases in younger and older adults in gaze following. We investigated own-age biases in social attentional processes between adults and children by focusing on two aspects of the joint attention process; the extent to which people attend towards an individual’s face, and the extent to which they fixate objects that are looked at by this person (i.e., gaze following). Participants viewed images that always contained a child and an adult who either looked towards each other or each looked at objects located to their side. Observers consistently, and rapidly fixated the actor’s faces, though the children were faster to fixate ...
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Medical Subject Headings: genetic structures
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