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Action representation across ages and cultures: Recognition of action means-end change in German and Chinese children and adults
Wang, Lamei1,3,4; Fu, Xiaolan2,3,4; Zimmer, Hubert D.3,4,5; Umla-Runge, Katja3,4,5; Aschersleben, Gisa3,4,5
2013-12-01
Source PublicationJOURNAL OF COGNITIVE PSYCHOLOGY
SubtypeArticle
Volume25Issue:8Pages:941-948
AbstractActions can be represented as a hierarchy of goals and means, whereas the granularity of the top level depends on the action's complexity. So far, most evidence comes from imitation studies. We explored this issue by evaluating the detection of means and end changes in a recognition paradigm across ages and cultures. German and Chinese preschoolers (n = 53) and adults (n = 58) studied videos of tool-use actions differing in complexity and familiarity. In the test phase, participants judged identical, means-changed and end-changed actions as same or different. Changes of the actions' end were generally identified more accurately independent of age and culture. Means' changes, but not ends' changes, were detected more frequently for complex than for simple actions. Changes in familiar actions were recognised better than changes in unfamiliar actions. The data supports a hierarchical model of action representation where the end information is superordinate to means information.
KeywordAction complexity Action familiarity Action representation Means-end change detection Preschool children
Indexed BySSCI
Language英语
WOS Research AreaPsychology
WOS SubjectPsychology, Experimental
WOS IDWOS:000326868000005
WOS HeadingsSocial Sciences
WOS KeywordIMITATION ; KNOWLEDGE
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Document Type期刊论文
Identifierhttp://ir.psych.ac.cn/handle/311026/10767
Collection脑与认知科学国家重点实验室
Affiliation1.Chinese Acad Sci, Inst Psychol, Key Lab Behav Sci, Beijing 100101, Peoples R China
2.Chinese Acad Sci, Inst Psychol, State Key Lab Brain & Cognit Sci, Beijing 100101, Peoples R China
3.Univ Saarland, Int Res Training Grp Adapt Minds Neural & Environ, D-66123 Saarbrucken, Germany
4.Chinese Acad Sci, Beijing, Peoples R China
5.Univ Saarland, Dept Psychol, D-66041 Saarbrucken, Germany
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Wang, Lamei,Fu, Xiaolan,Zimmer, Hubert D.,et al. Action representation across ages and cultures: Recognition of action means-end change in German and Chinese children and adults[J]. JOURNAL OF COGNITIVE PSYCHOLOGY,2013,25(8):941-948.
APA Wang, Lamei,Fu, Xiaolan,Zimmer, Hubert D.,Umla-Runge, Katja,&Aschersleben, Gisa.(2013).Action representation across ages and cultures: Recognition of action means-end change in German and Chinese children and adults.JOURNAL OF COGNITIVE PSYCHOLOGY,25(8),941-948.
MLA Wang, Lamei,et al."Action representation across ages and cultures: Recognition of action means-end change in German and Chinese children and adults".JOURNAL OF COGNITIVE PSYCHOLOGY 25.8(2013):941-948.
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