ERIC Number: EJ645799
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2001
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Evidence for the Phase Transition from Rule I to Rule II on the Balance Scale Task.
Jansen, Brenda R. J.; Van der Maas, Han L. J.
Developmental Review, v21 n4 p450-94 Dec 2001
Two experiments used a formal model of developmental discontinuity derived from catastrophe theory to test whether the transition from Rule I to Rule II on the balance scale task proceeds discontinuously from ages 6 to 10, focusing on five catastrophe flags. Found that bimodality, inaccessible region, hysteresis, and sudden jump were clearly observed, supporting the hypothesized discontinuous transition. (Author/KB)
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