Imitation as Factor of Developing Higher Abilities in Children: Resource Approach

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The phenomenon of “imitation” in children is analyzed. The possibility of the use of imitation for development of higher abilities (mostly creative) in children is studied. Based on the resource approach, it is proposed to consider imitation as a factor that activates the hidden resources: creative, spiritual (moral value aspect), self-regulative in the early school years.

G V Ozhiganova

Institute of Psychology of Russian Academy of Sciences

Email: galinaozhiganova@rambler.ru
Laboratory of Psychology of Abilities and Mental Resources

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