Changing predictions, stable recognition: Children’s representations of downward incline motion

Hast, Michael and Howe, Christine (2017) Changing predictions, stable recognition: Children’s representations of downward incline motion. British Journal of Developmental Psychology, 35 (4). pp. 516-530.

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1111/bjdp.12191

Abstract

Various studies to-date have demonstrated children hold ill-conceived expressed beliefs about the physical world such as that one ball will fall faster than another because it is heavier. At the same time they also demonstrate accurate recognition of dynamic events. How these representations relate is still unresolved. This study examined 5- to 11-year-olds’ (N = 130) predictions and recognition of motion down inclines. Predictions were typically in error, matching previous work, but children largely recognised correct events as correct and rejected incorrect ones. The results also demonstrate while predictions change with increasing age, recognition shows signs of stability. The findings provide further support for a hybrid model of object representations and argue in favour of stable core cognition existing alongside developmental changes.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: "This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Hast, Michael and Howe, Christine. (2017). Changing predictions, stable recognition: Children’s representations of downward incline motion. British Journal of Developmental Psychology, which has been published in final form at http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/bjdp.12191. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Self-Archiving."
Subjects: 100 Philosophy & psychology > 150 Psychology
100 Philosophy & psychology > 155 Differential & developmental psychology
School/Department: School of Management and Social Sciences
Depositing User: Michael Hast
Date Deposited: 22 May 2017 09:03
Last Modified: 16 Oct 2017 09:30
URI: http://research.stmarys.ac.uk/id/eprint/1507

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