ERIC Number: EJ643699
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2001
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Children's and Adults' Models for Predicting Teleological Action: The Development of a Biology-Based Model.
Opfer, John E.; Gelman, Susan A.
Child Development, v72 n5 p1367-81 Sep-Oct 2001
Two studies examined models that preschoolers, fifth-graders, and adults use to guide predictions of self-beneficial, goal-directed action. Found that preschoolers' predictions were consistent with an animal-based model, fifth-graders' with biology-based and complexity-based models, and adults' predictions with a biology-based model. All age groups attributed psychological capacities to animals at levels higher than other domains and above chance. (Author/KB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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