ERIC Number: EJ948896
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
Commentary: The Past and Present of the Future
Friedman, William J.
Cognitive Development, v26 n4 p397-402 Oct-Dec 2011
Recent research on children's thinking about the future has taken multiple directions, many of which are illustrated in the contributions to this special issue. In this commentary the topic is discussed in the context of research on children's understanding of time, and some of the adaptive challenges of thinking about the future are considered. The studies in this issue show the emergence of some components of thinking about the future in early childhood. More research will be needed to illuminate abilities acquired at later ages and the representations and processes underlying humans' thinking about the future.
Descriptors: Cognitive Development, Research, Children, Thinking Skills, Age Differences, Time Perspective, Cognitive Ability, Evaluation Methods, Early Childhood Education
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
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