The development of conditional reasoning skills

Mark T. Greenberg, Robert S. Marvin, Daniel G. Mossler

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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).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)527-528
Number of pages2
JournalDevelopmental psychology
Issue number5
StatePublished - Sep 1977

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Demography
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Life-span and Life-course Studies


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