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Lombardi, Caitlin McPherran; Casey, Beth M.; Pezaris, Elizabeth; Shadmehr, Maryam; Jong, Margeau – Journal of Cognition and Development, 2019
The development of math reasoning and 3-d mental rotation skills are intertwined. However, it is currently not understood how these cognitive processes develop and interact longitudinally at the within-person level -- either within or across genders. In this study, 553 students (52% girls) were assessed from fifth to seventh grades on 3-d mental…
Descriptors: Mathematical Logic, Spatial Ability, Mathematics Skills, Cognitive Processes
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Brandone, Amanda C.; Klimek, Brittany – Journal of Cognition and Development, 2018
In everyday life, we use folk theories about the mind and behavior to understand ourselves and others. An important part of our folk theory of mind is our intuitions about the role of the self in mental functioning--namely, whether the self is able to control each mental operation. The current study explored beliefs about the nature of control…
Descriptors: Theory of Mind, Folk Culture, Self Concept, Cognitive Ability
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Liu, In-mao; Chou, Ting-hsi – Journal of Cognition and Development, 2015
How likely is the glass to break, given that it is heated? The present study asks questions such as this with or without the premise "if the glass is heated, it breaks." A reduced problem (question without premise) measures the statistical dependency (conditional probability) of an event to occur, given that another has occurred. Such…
Descriptors: Logical Thinking, Cognitive Development, Probability, Inferences
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Sidney, Pooja G.; Alibali, Martha W. – Journal of Cognition and Development, 2015
This study investigated analogical transfer of conceptual structure from a prior-knowledge domain to support learning in a new domain of mathematics: division by fractions. Before a procedural lesson on division by fractions, fifth and sixth graders practiced with a surface analogue (other operations on fractions) or a structural analogue (whole…
Descriptors: Prior Learning, Transfer of Training, Elementary School Students, Mathematics Instruction