ERIC Number: EJ570719
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1998
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Young Children Use Motive Information to Make Trait Inferences.
Heyman, Gail D.; Gelman, Susan A.
Developmental Psychology, v34 n2 p310-21 Mar 1998
Investigated age differences from early childhood to adulthood in the capacity to understand--in a psychologically meaningful way--traits in stories wherein main characters perform actions based on a positive, negative, or incidental motive that result in an emotional consequence for another character. Found that even 5- to 6-year-olds made trait inferences influenced by motive information. (Author/KB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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