ERIC Number: EJ561705
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1997
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Young Children's Understanding of Pretense Expressions of Independent Agency.
Kavanaugh, Robert D.; Eizenman, Dara R.; Harris, Paul L.
Developmental Psychology, v33 n5 p764-70 Sep 1997
Studied 2-year olds' understanding of pretense expressions of independent agency in scenarios in which a doll acted as the agent of a series of pretend events. Found no gender differences in the doll's imaginary intentions, but older toddlers performed reliably better than younger. Episodes requiring enacting conclusions to events that began with doll-directed actions were difficult for children to comprehend. (Author/KB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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