Children's reasoning about the causal significance of the temporal order of events
UNSPECIFIED. (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/10.1037/0012-1622.214.171.124
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|
|Journal or Publication Title:||DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY|
|Publisher:||AMER PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSOC|
|Official Date:||January 2005|
|Number of Pages:||10|
|Page Range:||pp. 54-63|
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