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ERIC Number: EJ643702
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2001
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ISSN: ISSN-0009-3920
Trait Understanding or Evaluative Reasoning? An Analysis of Children's Behavioral Predictions.
Alvarez, Jeannette M.; Ruble, Diane N.; Bolger, Niall
Child Development, v72 n5 p1409-25 Sep-Oct 2001
Tested the hypothesis that in predicting future behavior of an actor, older children rely on trait inferences, whereas younger children rely on global, evaluative inferences. Found that 9- and 10-year-olds' behavioral predictions were mediated solely by trait ratings, whereas 5- and 6-year-olds' predictions were mediated by evaluative ratings. The younger children made trait-like predictions only when evaluating the actor. (Author/KB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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