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Imitation and the Social Mind : Autism and Typical Development, Hardback Book

Imitation and the Social Mind : Autism and Typical Development Hardback

Edited by Sally J. Rogers, Justin H. G. Williams


From earliest infancy, a typically developing child imitates or mirrors the facial expressions, postures and gestures, and emotional behavior of others.

Where does this capacity come from, and what function does it serve?

What happens when imitation is impaired? Synthesizing cutting-edge research emerging from a range of disciplines, this important book examines the role of imitation in both autism and typical development.

Topics include the neural and evolutionary bases of imitation, its pivotal connections to language development and relationships, and how early imitative deficits in autism might help explain the more overt social and communication problems of older children and adults.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 466 pages
  • Publisher: Guilford Publications
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Psychology
  • ISBN: 9781593853112



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