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Individual differences in cognitive planning on the Tower of Hanoi task: neuropsychological maturity or measurement error?

Abstract:

The Tower of Hanoi (ToH) task was given to 238 children aged from 7 to 15 years, and 20 adults. Individual variation within an age band was substantial. ToH score did not correlate significantly with Verbal IQ, nor with ability to inhibit a prepotent response. We readministered the ToH to 45 children after 30 to 40 days. The test-retest correlation of .5 is low in relation to accepted psychometric standards, though at least as high as reliability of the related Tower of London (ToL) in adults...

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10.1017/s0021963001007247

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Journal:
Journal of child psychology and psychiatry, and allied disciplines
Volume:
42
Issue:
4
Pages:
551-556
Publication date:
2001-05-05
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EISSN:
1469-7610
ISSN:
0021-9630
URN:
uuid:02befc14-375c-4bcc-9881-b178b42161c0
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6553
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pubs:6553

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