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Proprioception/psychological theories/Slater: We are accustomed to thinking that we have just five senses – vision, hearing, touch, taste and smell. However, we have a sixth sense known as proprioception. To illustrate this carry out the following exercise: close your eyes, stand on one foot, and touch the tip of your nose with the index finger of one hand. You could not see your foot or the movement of your arm and hand, yet you were able to do this effortlessly because of proprioception. This can be defined as providing information about the location, movement, posture and position of our bodies and of parts of our bodies.
>Imitation/Meltzoff: in order to imitate facial gestures the newborns had to relate what they saw to their unseen facial gestures. In later publications Meltzoff and Moore referred to this model as “active intermodal matching” or AIM.


Alan M. Slater, “Imitation in Infancy. Revisiting Meltzoff and Moore’s (1977) Study”, in: Alan M. Slater and Paul C. Quinn (eds.) 2012. Developmental Psychology. Revisiting the Classic Studies. London: Sage Publications


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The note [Author1]Vs[Author2] or [Author]Vs[term] is an addition from the Dictionary of Arguments. If a German edition is specified, the page numbers refer to this edition.
Psychological Theories
Slater I
Alan M. Slater
Paul C. Quinn
Developmental Psychology. Revisiting the Classic Studies London 2012


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