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Children get sense of humour from parents

6th September 2012

Researchers say that children get their sense of humour from their parents.

The findings of study have found that babies as young as six months learn to laugh at the same thing as their mothers and fathers and follow the reactions of their parents. Researchers in America followed 30 children and recorded the reaction of babies watching normal and absurd events in a project which explored whether six-month-olds look to their parents for emotional guidance during absurd events as part of a phenomenon known as social referencing.

 

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