ERIC Number: EJ570763
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1998
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"He Forgot": Young Children's Use of Cognitive Explanations for Another Person's Mistakes.
Pillow, Bradford H.; Lovett, Suzanne B.
Merrill-Palmer Quarterly, v44 n3 p378-403 Jul 1998
Traced emergence of elaborated framework of belief-desire reasoning. Preschoolers and adults were asked to explain why a story protagonist searched for a desired object in an incorrect location. Results suggest that, during late preschool years, conception of cognitive activities as contributing to knowledge and belief becomes integrated into children's conceptual framework for explaining human action. (JPB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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