Young children's understanding of the context-relativity of normative rules in conventional games.

  title={Young children's understanding of the context-relativity of normative rules in conventional games.},
  author={Hannes Rakoczy and Nina Brosche and Felix Warneken and Michael Tomasello},
  journal={The British journal of developmental psychology},
  volume={27 Pt 2},
We investigated young children's awareness of the context-relative rule structure of simple games. Two contexts were established in the form of spatial locations. Familiar objects were used in their conventional way at location 1, but acquired specific functions in a rule game at location 2. A third party then performed the conventional act at either of the two locations, constituting a mistake at location 2 (experimental condition), but appropriate at location 1 (control condition). Three-year… CONTINUE READING

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