Children's reasoning about the causal significance of the temporal order of events
McCormack , Teresa and Hoerl, Christoph. (2005) Children's reasoning about the causal significance of the temporal order of events. Developmental Psychology, 41 (1). pp. 54-63. ISSN 0012-1649Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/0012-1618.104.22.168
Four experiments examined children's ability to reason about the causal significance of the order in which 2 events occurred (the pressing of buttons on a mechanically operated box). In Study 1, 4-year-olds were unable to make the relevant inferences, whereas 5-year-olds were successful on one version of the task. In Study 2, 3-year-olds were successful on a simplified version of the task in which they were able to observe the events although not their consequences. Study 3 found that older children had difficulties with the original task even when provided with cues to attend to order information. However, 5-year-olds performed successfully in Study 4, in which the causally relevant event was made more salient.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Social Sciences > Philosophy|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Developmental Psychology|
|Publisher:||American Psychological Association|
|Number of Pages:||10|
|Page Range:||pp. 54-63|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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