A 5-trial social-conditional reasoning task was administered to 20 children at each of 4 age levels: 3, 4, 5, and 6 yrs. The results, based on 4 convergent measures, indicate that by 4 yrs of age children are able to reason from a premise to its logical conclusion in reasoning about the probable behavior of others. A component model of this ability as applied to real-world social situations is discussed. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2006 APA, all rights reserved).
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Developmental and Educational Psychology
- Life-span and Life-course Studies