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The power of imitation: Already in infancy, imitation promotes a general pro-social orientation toward others

Being mimicked increases pro-social behavior in adults, yet little is known about its social effect on children. Researchers in Germany have now investigated whether the fact of being imitated had an influence on infants' pro-social behavior and on young children's trust in another person.
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