Solving spatial tasks with unaligned layouts: the difficulty of dealing with conflicting information.

@article{Vasilyeva2002SolvingST,
  title={Solving spatial tasks with unaligned layouts: the difficulty of dealing with conflicting information.},
  author={Marina Vasilyeva},
  journal={Journal of experimental child psychology},
  year={2002},
  volume={83 4},
  pages={291-303}
}
Previous research has shown that preschool children have difficulty using relational information in spatial tasks. The present study investigates whether this difficulty is due, in part, to children's inability to deal with situations of conflict where both objective and egocentric cues are available and point to different responses. Two studies were conducted to compare performance in the presence versus absence of conflicting cues. In Study 1, 40 four-year-olds had to locate an object in a… CONTINUE READING

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