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dc.contributor.authorPriyadharshini d/o Chockalingamen_US
dc.identifier.citationPriyadharshini d/o Chockalingam (2023). To signal or not: the influence of communicative signalling on infant executive function. Final Year Project (FYP), Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.
dc.description.abstractCommunicative Signalling is universally and prevalently observed in most parent-child interactions, especially with pre-verbal infants. While communicative signalling has shown to be important for the cognitive development in infants, its efficacy in the development of executive function remains unknown. Aim: The first part of the present study aims to explore the influence of attended and unattended, maternal, and infant communicative signals on infant executive function. The second part of the study explores the influence of communicative signals from 5 different communicative domains (Gaze, Gaze Following, Vocal, Reach and Smile) on infant executive function. Methods: We observed for communicative signals from infants and mothers during the A-not-B task and measured for infant performance on the A-not-B task using reaction time. Overall Findings: Maternal cues predicted slower reaction times, but infant cues had the opposite effect. Attended status did not predict performance, however gaze following was predictive of slower reaction time and reach cues were predictive of faster reaction times.en_US
dc.publisherNanyang Technological Universityen_US
dc.subjectSocial sciences::Psychologyen_US
dc.titleTo signal or not: the influence of communicative signalling on infant executive functionen_US
dc.typeFinal Year Project (FYP)en_US
dc.contributor.supervisorVictoria Leongen_US
dc.contributor.schoolSchool of Social Sciencesen_US
dc.description.degreeBachelor of Social Sciences in Psychologyen_US
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