A bump on a bump? Emerging intuitions concerning the relative difficulty of the sciences.

@article{Keil2010ABO,
  title={A bump on a bump? Emerging intuitions concerning the relative difficulty of the sciences.},
  author={F. Keil and Kristi Lockhart and E. Schlegel},
  journal={Journal of experimental psychology. General},
  year={2010},
  volume={139 1},
  pages={
          1-15
        }
}
In 4 studies, the authors examined how intuitions about the relative difficulties of the sciences develop. In Study 1, familiar everyday phenomena in physics, chemistry, biology, psychology, and economics were pretested in adults, so as to be equally difficult to explain. When participants in kindergarten, Grades 2, 4, 6, and 8, and college were asked to rate the difficulty of understanding these phenomena, children revealed a strong bias to see natural science phenomena as more difficult than… Expand
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