ERIC Number: EJ380612
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1988
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Reason Inferences in the Story Comprehension of Children and Adults.
Ackerman, Brian P.
Child Development, v59 n5 p1426-42 Oct 1988
Experiments revealed that children seemed able to integrate multiple sources of information but were more dependent on clue support and generally less likely to infer reason than adults. Children were more likely than adults to reject premise as an explanation of outcome. Only fourth-graders and adults modified inferences in response to resolution information. (RH)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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