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ERIC Number: EJ498083
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1994
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ISSN: ISSN-0012-1649
The Role of Physical Contact and Association in Early Contamination Sensitivity.
Springer, Ken; Belk, Amy
Developmental Psychology, v30 n6 p864-68 Nov 1994
Children were asked whether someone would get sick from drinking juice placed near a bug. Some preschoolers and most seven- and eight-year olds recognized the need for physical contact with the bug to make the juice noxious, whereas some believed the mere presence of a contaminant made it noxious. Thus, associational contamination sometimes plays a role in children's reasoning. (WP)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Journal Articles
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Language: English
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