Children's predictions of consistency in people's actions.

@article{Kalish2002ChildrensPO,
  title={Children's predictions of consistency in people's actions.},
  author={Charles W. Kalish},
  journal={Cognition},
  year={2002},
  volume={84 3},
  pages={237-65}
}
Past research suggests that young children are often reluctant to generalize about people's behavior. Three experiments involving 102 4-5-year-olds, 84 7-8-year-olds, and 107 adults explored the conditions under which inductive inferences about people are made. There was an age-based increase in propensity to predict consistency in psychological/intentional causal relations. Children often predicted change; people would behave differently in the future than they did in the past. Younger… CONTINUE READING

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