ERIC Number: EJ597807
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1999
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Development of Young Children's Understanding that the Recent Past Is Causally Bound to the Present.
Povinelli, Daniel J.; Landry, Anita M.; Theall, Laura A.; Clark, Britten R.; Castille, Conni M.
Developmental Psychology, v35 n6 p1426-39 Nov 1999
Six experiments examined young children's understanding that very recent past events determine the present. Found that 4-year-olds, but not 3-year-olds, could locate a puppet they had observed being hidden either through a videotape or using a verbal analog of the task. When children observed 2 events in which they participated, only 5-year-olds understood that most recent events were relevant. (Author/KB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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