Age changes in the ability to encode social cues

Joan S. Girgus, Joan Wolf

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Studied the accuracy with which 48 Ss (mean ages = 5.5, 7.4, 9.5, and 20.5 yrs) could encode cues commonly found in social interactions (e.g., facial expression, vocal intonation, and movements). Data suggest that younger Ss perceived many everyday social interactions as essentially identical and responded accordingly. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2006 APA, all rights reserved).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)118
Number of pages1
JournalDevelopmental Psychology
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1975

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Demography
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Life-span and Life-course Studies


  • age differences, ability to encode social interaction cues, 5 & 7 & 9 & 20 yr olds


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