Harry Beilin

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Children between the ages of 3 years and 4 years 7 months correctly respond to the addition of objects in an array, to the numerical equality of arrays, and to their relative numbers. However, they are not able to conceptualize equality or inequality when objects are misaligned or spatially transformed. The Mehler and Bever assertion that very young(More)
The present studies investigated a phenomenon reported by Freyd (1983), later termed "representational momentum" (Freyd & Finke, 1984), in which adults' recognition memory for movement in photographs is distorted forward in the direction of the implied motion. To determine whether children are subject to the same distortion, in Experiment 1, 8- and(More)
ion, conceptualization can totally predate and anticipate actions. These studies led to theoretical progress in the proposal that the most general characteristic of conscious states is the expression of "significations," which are connected by what Piaget called signifying implications. In essence, he redefined mental operations as signifying actions. That(More)
Piaget's late theory of action and action implication was the realization of a long history of development. A review of that history shows the central place of action in all of his theoretical assertions, despite the waxing and waning of other important features of his theories. Action was said to be the primary source of knowledge with perception and(More)