Abstract:The present article is a review of infants’ search for hidden persons. Studies investigating the presence of the so-called positive decalage—the claim, originating from Piaget, that person permanence precedes object permanence—are presented and discussed. Attempts are made to pinpoint, clarify, and summarise the potential confounding variables that have troubled this field of research (e.g., different object sizes; different search demands; confusing familiarity and motivational aspects). It is argued that Pia… Show more
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