Infant search and object permanence: a meta-analysis of the A-not-B error.

@article{Wellman1987InfantSA,
  title={Infant search and object permanence: a meta-analysis of the A-not-B error.},
  author={Henry Wellman and Donna Cross and K. -H. Bartsch},
  journal={Monographs of the Society for Research in Child Development},
  year={1987},
  volume={51 3},
  pages={1-67}
}
Research on Piaget's stage 4 object concept has failed to reveal a clear or consistent pattern of results. Piaget found that 8-12-month-old infants would make perserverative errors; his explanation for this phenomenon was that the infant's concept of the object was contextually dependent on his or her actions. Some studies designed to test Piaget's explanation have replicated Piaget's basic finding, yet many have found no preference for the A location or the B location or an actual preference… CONTINUE READING

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