Babies Will Fake Cry All The Time To Get What They Want, University of Portsmouth Study

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Perhaps adolescents and even young adults have learned how to master the skill of fake crying, when trying to get out of a punishment or to extend the deadline on a homework assignment. But why do babies fake cry, and how are researchers able to measure it? Japanese researcher Hiroko Nakayama recently published a study analyzing when and how babies fake cry, and whether it has a positive function.

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