Development of Conditional Reasoning: A Longitudinal Study

  title={Development of Conditional Reasoning: A Longitudinal Study},
  author={Ulrich M{\"u}ller, and Willis F. Overton and Kelly Reene},
  journal={Journal of Cognition and Development},
  pages={27 - 49}
This study examines the development of conditional reasoning within a longitudinal design. Two age cohorts were assessed each year for 3 years. One cohort began the investigation as 6th-grade students (M = 11 years, 6 months of age); the other cohort began as 8th-grade students (M =13 years, 8 months of age). At each measurement point, each participant completed 5 reasoning problems consisting of modified versions of the Wason Selection Task (Overton, 1990). Results demonstrated a significant… 

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