Tuesday, 27 November 2007

Threepeat and I are going to University

We are in a study.

The Infancy Centre at York University’s Psychology Department contacted me about a month ago, asking if I would be interested in putting Threepeat in a study of 6 month old babies. The aim of the study was to see if he was a social being yet. They also want to see whether he has preferences when it comes to playthings and people.

We had our first session last month. First, I played with him alone for 5 minutes, then the students played with him. Then, they attempted to see whether he was interested in a teddy bear that didn’t move or one that did move. The whole session was about 20 minutes.

Today, we are attending with two other boys that are approximately the same age as Threepeat. This time, they want to see if he will interact with the other boys (THAT I can guarantee) and whether he will choose one over the other.

The whole thing is so interesting. We assume that because he can’t talk, he can’t think. Nothing could be further from the truth. I can’t wait to see how he acts (and reacts) today.

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