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ERIC Number: EJ518673
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1995
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ISSN: ISSN-0885-2014
The Influence of Object Conceptions on the Mechanical Intuitions of Children and Adults.
Rosser, Rosemary A.; Chandler, Kacey
Cognitive Development, v10 n4 p599-620 Oct-Dec 1995
Examined how children's and adults' initial conceptions of objects and space influence predictions about the physical world, but lead the naive person to misconstrue a dynamic event. Found that participants proficiently anticipated where an oscillating screen would contact a hidden object, but underestimated the distance until contact. Misconstrual pattern was developmentally related, but direction of misconstrual was developmentally invariant. (TM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Journal Articles
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Language: English
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