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ERIC Number: EJ895163
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0885-2014
Perspective Taking and Cognitive Flexibility in the Dimensional Change Card Sorting (DCCS) Task
Kloo, Daniela; Perner, Josef; Aichhorn, Markus; Schmidhuber, Nicola
Cognitive Development, v25 n3 p208-217 Jul-Sep 2010
In a study with 79 3-year-olds, we confirm earlier findings that separating the sorting dimensions improve children's performance on the Dimensional Change Card Sorting (DCCS) task. We also demonstrate that the central reason for this facilitation is that the two sorting dimensions are not integral features of a single object. Spatial separation of the sorting dimensions has no additional significant influence. This finding highlights the important role of objects with respect to children's attentional flexibility. Implications for current theories on the DCCS task and for the development of perspective taking and cognitive flexibility are discussed. (Contains 2 figures and 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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