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Factors affecting infant toy preferences: Age, gender, experience, motor development, and parental attitude

Liu, Liquan; Escudero, Paola; Quattropani, Christina; Robbins, Rachel


In contrast to the anecdotal claim that “male infants like cars and female infants like dolls,” previous studies have reported mixed findings for gender‐related toy preferences in infancy. In Experiment 1, we explored the emergence of gender‐related preferences using face–car pairs (Experiment 1a, n = 51, 6–20 months) or face–stove pairs (Experiment 1b, n = 54, 6–20 months). In Experiment 2 (n = 42, 14–16 months), we explore the effect of toy properties, infants' past toy exposure, activity...[Show more]

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Date published: 2020-06-29
Type: Journal article
Source: Infancy
DOI: 10.1111/infa.12352
Access Rights: Open Access


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