Episodic future thinking in 3- to 5-year-old children: The ability to think of what will be needed from a different point of view

@article{Russell2010EpisodicFT,
  title={Episodic future thinking in 3- to 5-year-old children: The ability to think of what will be needed from a different point of view},
  author={James Russell and Dean M. Alexis and Nicola Clayton},
  journal={Cognition},
  year={2010},
  volume={114},
  pages={56-71}
}
Assessing children's episodic future thinking by having them select items for future use may be assessing their functional reasoning about the future rather than their future episodic thinking. In an attempt to circumvent this problem, we capitalised on the fact that episodic cognition necessarily has a spatial format (Clayton & Russell, 2009; Hassabis & Maguire, 2007). Accordingly, we asked children of 3, 4, and 5 to chose items they would need to play a game (blow football) from the opposite… CONTINUE READING

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