ERIC Number: EJ595714
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1999
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The Role of Imagination in Facilitating Deductive Reasoning in 2-, 3- and 4-Year-Olds.
Richards, Cassandra A.; Sanderson, Jennifer A.
Cognition, v72 n2 pB1-B9 Sep 30 1999
Tested whether 2- to 4-year olds could reason with incongruent syllogisms when encouraged to use their imagination. Randomly assigned 2-, 3-, and 4-year olds to one of four conditions (no cue, word cue, fantasy planet, or imagery) and presented syllogistic reasoning problems with incongruent information. Found that in imagination conditions, 2- and 3-year olds performed as competently as 4-year olds. (Author/KB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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