ERIC Number: EJ538085
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1996
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The Role of Action-Initiation in Young Children's Causal Explanations of Action.
Montgomery, Derek E.
Cognitive Development, v11 n4 p467-89 Oct-Dec 1996
Four studies examined preschoolers' use of the cue of action initiation to infer another's desired goal. Found that differences in action initiation play an increasingly important role in 3-year-olds' mentalistic explanations of action, and that this development may be related to other critical changes occurring in their developing theory of mind. (SD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Journal Articles
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