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ERIC Number: EJ636676
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2002
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ISSN: ISSN-0360-1277
Egocentrism in Older Adults--Piaget's Three Mountains Task Revisited.
McDonald, Lorraine; Stuart-Hamilton, Ian
Educational Gerontology, v28 n1 p35-43 Jan 2002
Adults aged 50-59 (n=12), 60-69 (n=28), and 70+ (n=24) completed Piaget's three mountains task, which tests ability to extrapolate another's viewpoint. Compared with younger subjects (n=13), their performance significantly decreased with age and egocentrism rose significantly. A possible explanation is perceived difficulty of the task rather than declining intelligence. (Contains 17 references.) (SK)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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