ERIC Number: EJ645832
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2001
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Young Children's Understanding of the Continuity of Biologically Determined Behavior When Appearances Change.
Peskin, Joan; Olson, David R.
Child Study Journal, v31 n3 p157-76 2001
Two experiments examined whether young children's difficulty with behavioral predictions when appearance was misleading would extend to more general domains. Found that while both 3- and 5- year-olds understood that persons dressing up in costume would retain their real identities, 3-year-olds were unable to predict that the character's biological predispositions would prevail across appearance changes and even ignored biological reality. (Author/KB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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