ERIC Number: EJ668531
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003
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Arrows of Time in Early Childhood.
Friedman, William J.
Child Development, v74 n1 p155-67 Jan-Feb 2003
Three studies examined development of the perception of temporally unidirectional transformation, such as dropping blocks, with 3.5- to 6.5-year-olds who compared forward and backward videotapes of events or made individual judgments of what would happen if action were attempted. Findings indicated that even 3.5- to 4.5-year-olds recognized the anomaly of backward versions of gravity and separation events. Relatively few predicted impossible transformations in the prediction task. (Author/KB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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