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Front. Psychol., 08 August 2019 |

Corrigendum: Let's Chat: On-Screen Social Responsiveness Is Not Sufficient to Support Toddlers' Word Learning From Video

  • 1Department of Psychology and Human Development, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, United States
  • 2Division of Counseling and Psychology in Education, University of South Dakota, Vermillion, SD, United States
  • 3School of Education, University of Delaware, Newark, DE, United States

A Corrigendum on
Let's Chat: On-Screen Social Responsiveness Is Not Sufficient to Support Toddlers' Word Learning From Video

by Troseth, G. L., Strouse, G. A., Verdine, B. N., and Saylor, M. M. (2018). Front. Psychol. 9:2195. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2018.02195

In the original article, there was an error. In the Abstract, the number of participants was mistakenly listed as “One hundred and thirty-two toddlers,” an outdated number from a previous version of this paper, instead of “One hundred and seventy-six” (176).

A correction has been made to the Abstract:

“Joint engagement with a speaker is one cue children may use to establish that an interaction is relevant to them and worthy of attention. People on pre-recorded video cannot engage contingently with a viewer in shared experiences, possibly leading to deficits in learning from video relative to learning from responsive face-to-face encounters. One hundred and seventy-six toddlers (24 and 30 months old) were offered referential social cues disambiguating a novel word's meaning in one of four conditions: responsive live (a speaker was present and engaged with children); unresponsive video (a speaker on video looked at the camera and smiled at scripted times); unresponsive live (although present, the speaker behaved as she did on the unresponsive video), and responsive video (a speaker on closed-circuit video engaged with children, as in video chat). Children of both ages reliably learned the word in the responsive live condition, and older children (30 months) learned in the unresponsive live condition. Neither group learned in the responsive or unresponsive video conditions. The results show that the addition of communicative social cues to the video presentation via video chat was not sufficient to support learning in this case. Rather, toddlers' transfer and generalization of words presented on video chat may depend on other contextual factors, such as co-viewers who scaffold their learning. Live, responsive video as implemented in this and prior studies is compared, with implications for the use of video chat via the Internet with young children.”

The authors apologize for this error and state that this does not change the scientific conclusions of the article in any way. The original article has been updated.

Keywords: contingency, relevance, social cues, symbols, video, video chat, word learning

Citation: Troseth GL, Strouse GA, Verdine BN and Saylor MM (2019) Corrigendum: Let's Chat: On-Screen Social Responsiveness Is Not Sufficient to Support Toddlers' Word Learning From Video. Front. Psychol. 10:1793. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2019.01793

Received: 17 July 2019; Accepted: 18 July 2019;
Published: 08 August 2019.

Approved by: Frontiers Editorial Office, Frontiers Media SA, Switzerland

Copyright © 2019 Troseth, Strouse, Verdine and Saylor. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY). The use, distribution or reproduction in other forums is permitted, provided the original author(s) and the copyright owner(s) are credited and that the original publication in this journal is cited, in accordance with accepted academic practice. No use, distribution or reproduction is permitted which does not comply with these terms.

*Correspondence: Gabrielle A. Strouse,