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dc.contributor.authorMuentener, Paul Jason
dc.contributor.authorFriel, Daniel
dc.contributor.authorSchulz, Laura E.
dc.date.accessioned2012-11-14T16:04:37Z
dc.date.available2012-11-14T16:04:37Z
dc.date.issued2012-08
dc.date.submitted2012-04
dc.identifier.issn1932-6203
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1721.1/74640
dc.description.abstractAdults recognize that if event A predicts event B, intervening on A might generate B. Research suggests that young children have difficulty making this inference unless the events are initiated by goal-directed actions. The current study tested the domain-generality and development of this phenomenon. Replicating previous work, when the events involved a physical outcome, toddlers (mean: 24 months) failed to generalize the outcome of spontaneously occurring predictive events to their own interventions; toddlers did generalize from prediction to intervention when the events involved a psychological outcome. We discuss these findings as they bear on the development of causal concepts.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipTempleton Foundation (Grant 12667)en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipJames S. McDonnell Foundationen_US
dc.description.sponsorshipNational Science Foundation (U.S.). (CAREER Award 0744213)en_US
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherPublic Library of Scienceen_US
dc.relation.isversionofhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0042495en_US
dc.rightsCreative Commons Attributionen_US
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.5/en_US
dc.sourcePLoSen_US
dc.titleGiving the Giggles: Prediction, Intervention, and Young Children's Representation of Psychological Eventsen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.citationMuentener, Paul, Daniel Friel, and Laura Schulz. “Giving the Giggles: Prediction, Intervention, and Young Children’s Representation of Psychological Events.” Ed. Tiziana Zalla. PLoS ONE 7.8 (2012).en_US
dc.contributor.departmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciencesen_US
dc.contributor.mitauthorMuentener, Paul Jason
dc.contributor.mitauthorFriel, Daniel
dc.contributor.mitauthorSchulz, Laura E.
dc.relation.journalPLoS ONEen_US
dc.eprint.versionFinal published versionen_US
dc.type.urihttp://purl.org/eprint/type/JournalArticleen_US
eprint.statushttp://purl.org/eprint/status/PeerRevieweden_US
dspace.orderedauthorsMuentener, Paul; Friel, Daniel; Schulz, Lauraen
dc.identifier.orcidhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-2981-8039
mit.licensePUBLISHER_CCen_US


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