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ERIC Number: EJ639752
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2001
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ISSN: ISSN-0012-1649
Causal Learning Mechanisms in Very Young Children: Two-, Three-, and Four-Year-Olds Infer Causal Relations from Patterns of Variation and Covariation.
Gopnik, Alison; Sobel, David M.; Schulz, Laura E.; Glymour, Clark
Developmental Psychology, v37 n5 p620-29 Sep 2001
Investigated in 3 studies whether 2- to 4-year-olds make accurate causal inferences on the basis of patterns of variation and covariation. Found that all three age groups considered information from various patterns of variation and covariation in judgments regarding two objects and activation of a machine. Three- and 4-year-olds used the information when asked to make the machine stop. (Author/KB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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