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ERIC Number: EJ830979
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Aug
Pages: 39
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1524-8372
Telling Others What's New: Preschoolers' Adherence to the Given-New Contract
Saylor, Megan M.; Baird, Jodie A.; Gallerani, Catherine
Journal of Cognition and Development, v7 n3 p341-379 Aug 2006
Children's observation of the given-new contract was tested with a task requiring children to provide novel, rather than known, information about an event to a listener. Study 1 revealed developmental differences in children's adherence to the contract: 4- and 5-year-olds showed better adherence to the contract than 3-year-olds. In Studies 2 and 3, language competence and the ability to track others' experiences emerged as significant independent predictors of children's adherence to the given-new contract. Together, the findings suggest that adherence to the given-new contract is a complex skill related to several foundational abilities that undergo significant development during the preschool period. (Contains 7 tables and 3 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada