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ERIC Number: EJ528212
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1996
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ISSN: ISSN-0009-3920
Why Talk about Mental States? The Significance of Children's Conversations with Friends, Siblings, and Mothers.
Brown, Jane R.; And Others
Child Development, v67 n3 p836-49 Jun 1996
Examined four-year olds' use of mental state terms in conversations. Found that more references to mental states were made in conversations with siblings and friends than with mothers. Frequent use of terms by both partners was related to cooperative interaction in child-friend and child-sibling dyads. Found associations with measures of language fluency, gender, and maternal education. (HTH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Journal Articles
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Language: English
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