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dc.contributor.authorAndrews, Glenda
dc.contributor.authorMoussaumai, Jennifer
dc.date.accessioned2019-03-25T00:15:45Z
dc.date.available2019-03-25T00:15:45Z
dc.date.issued2015
dc.identifier.issn0022-0965
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.jecp.2015.05.005
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/102483
dc.description.abstractAffective decision making was examined in 108 children (3-, 4-, and 5-year-olds) using the Children’s Gambling Task (CGT). Children completed the CGT and then responded to awareness questions. Children in the binary_experience and binary_experience+awareness (not control) conditions first completed two simpler versions. Children in the binary_experience+awareness condition also responded to questions about relational components of the simpler versions. Experience with simpler versions facilitated decision making in 4- and 5-year-olds, but 3-year-olds’ advantageous choices declined across trial blocks in the binary_experience and control conditions. Responding to questions about relational components further benefited the 4- and 5-year-olds. The 3-year-olds’ advantageous choices on the final block were at chance level in the binary_experience+awareness condition but were below chance level in the other conditions. Awareness following the CGT was strongly correlated with advantageous choices and with age. Awareness was demonstrated by 5-year-olds (all conditions) and 4-year-olds (binary_experience and binary_experience+awareness) but not by 3-year-olds. The findings demonstrate the importance of complexity and conscious awareness in cognitive development.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherAcademic Press
dc.publisher.placeUnited States
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom18
dc.relation.ispartofpageto34
dc.relation.ispartofjournalJournal of Experimental Child Psychology
dc.relation.ispartofvolume139
dc.subject.fieldofresearchCognitive Sciences not elsewhere classified
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPsychology
dc.subject.fieldofresearchCognitive Sciences
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode170299
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1701
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1702
dc.titleImproving children's affective decision making in the Children's Gambling Task
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.facultyGriffith Health, School of Applied Psychology
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorAndrews, Glenda
gro.griffith.authorMoussaumai, Jennifer


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