Babies Understand Friendship, Meanies And Bystanders, Study Says

February 6, 2015 10:27 PM

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Babies Understand Friendship, Meanies And Bystanders, Study Says

Babies who are just over a year old already comprehend complex social interactions — they understand what other people know and don't know, and expect them to behave accordingly, new research shows.

In the new study, 13-month-olds who watched a puppet show in which one character witnessed another behaving badly expected the witness to shun the villain. But the babies did not expect a shunning if the villain acted badly when the witness wasn't looking.

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