Sensitivity to How Others Evaluate you Emerges by 24 Months
[Souce: Science Daily]
The journal Developmental Psychology is publishing the results, documenting that toddlers are sensitive to the opinions of others and that they will modify their behavior accordingly when others are watching.
“We’ve shown that by the age of 24 months, children are not only aware that other people may be evaluating them, but that they will alter their behavior to seek a positive response,” says Sara Valencia Botto, an Emory PhD candidate and first author of the study.
While previous research has documented this behavior in four- to five-year-olds, the new study suggests that it may emerge much sooner, Botto says.
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