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dc.contributor.authorBunch, Katie M
dc.contributor.authorAndrews, Glenda
dc.contributor.authorHalford, Graeme S
dc.contributor.editorDeanna Kuhn
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T11:57:49Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T11:57:49Z
dc.date.issued2007
dc.date.modified2009-11-10T05:54:59Z
dc.identifier.issn0885-2014
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.cogdev.2007.01.004
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/17121
dc.description.abstractThe Children's Gambling Task (CGT, Kerr & Zelazo, 2004) involves integrating information about losses and gains to maximize winnings when selecting cards from two decks. Both Cognitive Complexity and Control (CCC) theory and Relational Complexity (RC) theory attribute younger children's difficulty to task complexity. In CCC theory, identification of the advantageous deck requires formulation of a higher-order rule so that gains and losses can be considered in contradistinction. According to RC theory, it entails processing the ternary relation linking three variables (deck, magnitude of gain, magnitude of loss). We designed two less complex binary-relational versions in which either loss or gain varied across decks, with the other held constant. The three closely matched versions were administered to 3-, 4-, and 5-year-olds. Consistent with complexity explanations, children in all age groups selected cards from the advantageous deck in the binary-relational versions, but only 5-year-olds did so on the ternary-relational CGT.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.description.publicationstatusYes
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dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherElsevier
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdom
dc.publisher.urihttp://www.elsevier.com/wps/find/journaldescription.cws_home/620192/description#description
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationY
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom376
dc.relation.ispartofpageto383
dc.relation.ispartofissue3
dc.relation.ispartofjournalCognitive Development
dc.relation.ispartofvolume22
dc.rights.retentionY
dc.subject.fieldofresearchArtificial Intelligence and Image Processing
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPsychology
dc.subject.fieldofresearchCognitive Sciences
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode0801
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1701
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1702
dc.titleComplexity effects on 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.rights.copyright© 2007 Elsevier. Please refer to the journal's website for access to the definitive, published version.
gro.date.issued2007
gro.hasfulltextFull Text
gro.griffith.authorAndrews, Glenda
gro.griffith.authorBunch, Katie M.
gro.griffith.authorHalford, Graeme S.


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