Ben Kenward

Summary

Affiliation: University of Oxford
Country: UK

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Over-imitating preschoolers believe unnecessary actions are normative and enforce their performance by a third party
    Ben Kenward
    Department of Psychology, Uppsala University, 751 42 Uppsala, Sweden
    J Exp Child Psychol 112:195-207. 2012
  2. doi request reprint Goal directedness and decision making in infants
    Ben Kenward
    Department of Psychology, Uppsala University, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden
    Dev Psychol 45:809-19. 2009
  3. pmc Over-imitation is better explained by norm learning than by distorted causal learning
    Ben Kenward
    Department of Psychology, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden
    Proc Biol Sci 278:1239-46. 2011
  4. doi request reprint Preschoolers distribute scarce resources according to the moral valence of recipients' previous actions
    Ben Kenward
    Department of Psychology, Uppsala University, Sweden
    Dev Psychol 47:1054-64. 2011
  5. ncbi request reprint Catching of balls unexpectedly thrown or fired by cannon
    Ben Kenward
    Uppsala University, Sweden
    Percept Mot Skills 113:171-87. 2011

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Publications5

  1. doi request reprint Over-imitating preschoolers believe unnecessary actions are normative and enforce their performance by a third party
    Ben Kenward
    Department of Psychology, Uppsala University, 751 42 Uppsala, Sweden
    J Exp Child Psychol 112:195-207. 2012
    ..This study demonstrates an early link between two processes of fundamental importance for human culture: faithful imitation and the adherence to and enforcement of norms...
  2. doi request reprint Goal directedness and decision making in infants
    Ben Kenward
    Department of Psychology, Uppsala University, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden
    Dev Psychol 45:809-19. 2009
    ..Possible explanations include that they had not learned the specifics of the action outcome; they had not acquired the necessary desire; or they had acquired both but did not integrate them to make a decision...
  3. pmc Over-imitation is better explained by norm learning than by distorted causal learning
    Ben Kenward
    Department of Psychology, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden
    Proc Biol Sci 278:1239-46. 2011
    ..In causally opaque systems, however, for children and for adults, any action performed before achieving the goal is likely to be inferred as causally necessary-this is not over-imitation, but ordinary causal learning...
  4. doi request reprint Preschoolers distribute scarce resources according to the moral valence of recipients' previous actions
    Ben Kenward
    Department of Psychology, Uppsala University, Sweden
    Dev Psychol 47:1054-64. 2011
    ..These results join other recent studies in demonstrating that the seeds of complex moral understanding and behavior are found early in development...
  5. ncbi request reprint Catching of balls unexpectedly thrown or fired by cannon
    Ben Kenward
    Uppsala University, Sweden
    Percept Mot Skills 113:171-87. 2011
    ..Ball catching may represent an example of a learned response which can be rapidly and unconsciously initiated without contextual priming or expectation of the stimulus...