DEFERRED IMITATION By N., Pam M.S. - April 7, 2013 Imitating an act some time after it happened. Proposed by Jean Piaget and first seen at around 18 months old. DEFERRED IMITATION: "Children use deferred imitation as a way of learning." Related Psychology Terms LITERALISM MORALITY OF CONSTRAINT MORALITY OF COOPERATION PIAGET, JEAN MENTAL COMBINATION GENERALIZING ASSIMILATION VERTICAL DECALAGE PREMORAL STAGE 1 OPERATIONAL THOUGHT GENEVA SCHOOL OF GENETIC PSYCHOLOGY Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "DEFERRED IMITATION," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/deferred-imitation/ (accessed October 27, 2020).