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Causes and associations - a developmental investigation

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This thesis explores preschoolers' use of causal-associations (associations between specific instrument and effects) and causal relations incorporating knowledge of transformation from initial to final states.

Gelman, Bullock and Meek (1980) claimed that preschoolers use causal relations. However, in their study it was possible to make correct choices using causal-associations. Therefore, in Experiments 1 and 2 tasks were designed to distinguish between use of the two relations. Pre...

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University of Oxford
Department:
Medical Sciences Division

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Publication date:
1987
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford
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602830332
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