The trust factor..!
“Dad,” said my daughter to me on the phone, “Once in a way just say my name to Jeff, so he will remember me.” So once in a way I would look at him, and repeat the name of my daughter and Jeff would rush to the window to look for her. This went on for some time, till I realized that he stopped getting up a few weeks later. “Looks like he’s forgotten our daughter,” I told my wife.
“No,” she told me, “He’s stopped believing you!” Yes, what had happened was that I had lost the trust factor with my dog. Apart from this little anecdote about ; losing my trust with my dog, I’ve found that dogs and infants know whom to trust. Yes, infants also can figure out whether you’re sincere or not. nfants are quite capable of figuring out whether you are sincere or not — they will be wary if they have been tricked previously, reveals a study. “Like older children, infants keep track of an individual’s history of being accurate or inaccurate and use this information to guide their subsequent learning,” said Diane Poulin-Dubois, professor in psychology at Concordia University Centre for Research in Human Development. As part of the study a group of 60 infants aged 13 to 16 months were tested.
Babies were divided in two groups; with reliable or unreliable testers, according to a university statement. In the first task, experimenters looked inside a container, while expressing excitement, and infants were invited to discover whether the box actually contained a toy or was empty. It was designed to show the experimenter’s credibility or lack thereof. In the second imitation task, the same experimenter used her forehead instead of her hands to turn on a push-on light.
The result showed only 34 percent of infants whose testers were unreliable followed this odd task. By contrast, 61 percent of infants in the reliable group imitated the irrational behavior. These results add to a growing body of research that suggests that even infants are adept at detecting who is trustworthy and who is not. Losing someone’s trust isn’t exactly a good thing, and losing the trust factor of your best friend, who is my dog or maybe that of your child shouldn’t ever happen. So see that it doesn’t happen, by not telling a lie to them, ever..!