Mental Models and the Meaning of Connectives : A Study on Children , Adolescents and Adults

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  title={Mental Models and the Meaning of Connectives : A Study on Children , Adolescents and Adults},
  author={Katiuscia Sacco and Monica Bucciarelli},
  year={2001}
}
We present a study on the ability to comprehend conjunction, exclusive disjunction, bi-conditional and conditional. Mental model theory predicts differences in difficulty in dealing with such connectives, and it also predicts that it is easier to envisage situations that comply with an assertion than situations which do not comply. We carried out an experiment on children, adolescents and adults to validate these predictions within a developmental perspective. Participants had to judge some… CONTINUE READING

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