No “Seven Phenomenon” in Eight- and Nine-Year-Old Children

@article{Wiegersma1979NoP,
  title={No “Seven Phenomenon” in Eight- and Nine-Year-Old Children},
  author={Sjoerd Wiegersma},
  journal={Perceptual and Motor Skills},
  year={1979},
  volume={49},
  pages={472 - 474}
}
  • S. Wiegersma
  • Published 1 December 1979
  • Psychology
  • Perceptual and Motor Skills
In experiments in which adult subjects are asked to produce the first number below 10 that comes to mind, ‘7’ is chosen considerably more than the other numbers. This study shows that this “seven phenomenon” does not appear for children of 8 and 9 yr. old but does for 10 and 11 yr. olds. 

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