Developmental changes in information central to artifact representation: evidence from 'functional fluency' tasks.

  title={Developmental changes in information central to artifact representation: evidence from 'functional fluency' tasks.},
  author={Margaret Anne Defeyter and Steve E. Avons and Tamsin German},
  journal={Developmental science},
  volume={10 5},
Research suggests that while information about design is a central feature of older children's artifact representations it may be less important in the artifact representations of younger children. Three experiments explore the pattern of responses that 5- and 7-year-old children generate when asked to produce multiple uses for familiar (Experiments 1, 2) and novel (Experiment 3) named objects. Results showed that while older children tended to produce responses based on the known design… CONTINUE READING

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