Where Infants Go: Real‐Time Dynamics of Locomotor Exploration in Crawling and Walking Infants

Justine Hoch, Jaya Rachwani & Karen Adolph
Where do infants go? A longstanding assumption is that infants primarily crawl or walk to reach destinations viewed while stationary. However, many bouts of spontaneous locomotion do not end at new people, places, or things. Study 1 showed that half of 10- and 13- month-old crawlers’ (N = 29) bouts end at destinations—more than previously found with walkers. Study 2 confirmed that, although infants do not commonly go to destinations, 12-month-old crawlers go to proportionally...
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