If at First Adults Don't Succeed, Babies Are More Likely to Try, Try Again (image) American Association for the Advancement of Science Share Print E-Mail Caption A handoff: Either the infant hands the toy to the parent or throws the toy to the ground. This material relates to a paper that appeared in the Sept. 22, 2017, issue of Science, published by AAAS. The paper, by J.A. Leonard at Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, MA, and colleagues was titled, "Infants make more attempts to achieve a goal when they see adults persist." Credit Julia Anne Leonard Usage Restrictions Please cite the owner of the material when publishing. This material may be freely used by reporters as part of news coverage, with proper attribution. Non-reporters must contact Science for permission. Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.