ERIC Number: EJ510640
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1995
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Relations between Children's Overestimation of Their Physical Abilities and Accident Proneness.
Plumert, Jodie M.
Developmental Psychology, v31 n5 p866-76 Sep 1995
Two experiments examined developmental changes in accuracy of judgments about physical abilities in primary school children and college students. Subjects were asked to complete four physical tasks with and without benefit of practice. Found that children overestimated their physical abilities, individual differences in overestimation related to accident proneness, and tendency to overestimate decreased with age. (JW)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Journal Articles
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