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ERIC Number: ED055672
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Pages: 29
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Taking Another's Perspective: Role-Taking Development in Early Childhood.
Selman, Robert L.
To test role-taking development 60 middle class subjects, 10 boys and 10 girls of each age (4, 5, and 6), were administered a role-taking task designed to enable the role-taker ("S") to make and explain predictions about a peer's responses to a situation in which "S" has information not available to the peer. Results suggested a four-level progression in role-taking skill across the age range examined. The significant correlation between the role-taking levels and both chronological age and another age-related role-taking measure supported the hypothesis that conceptual role-taking is an age-related social-cognitive skill and implied the possible existence of an ontogenetic sequence of role-taking stages. (Author/MK)
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Sponsor: National Inst. of Mental Health (DHEW), Bethesda, MD.
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