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ERIC Number: EJ626934
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2001
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ISSN: ISSN-0022-0965
Generating Initial Models for Reasoning.
Dixon, James A.; Tuccillo, Frank
Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, v78 n2 p178-212 Feb 2001
Three hypotheses were tested about how children and adults construct intuitive models when encountering a new property. Causal models showed that 10-, 13-, and 19-year-olds transferred principles from familiar property to novel property. None used default model. Younger children's models were affected by domain. Findings suggest that the transfer process is developmentally invariant but that constraints change with development. (Author/KB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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