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dc.contributor.authorAndrews, Glenda
dc.contributor.authorHalford, Graeme S
dc.contributor.authorMurphy, Karen
dc.contributor.authorKnox, Kathy
dc.contributor.editorDeanna Kuhn
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T11:57:51Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T11:57:51Z
dc.date.issued2009
dc.date.modified2010-03-31T07:36:10Z
dc.identifier.issn0885-2014
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.cogdev.2008.07.005
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/29392
dc.description.abstractYoung children's integration of weight and distance information was examined using a new methodology that combines a single-armed apparatus with functional measurement. Weight and distance values were varied factorially across the item set. Children estimated how far the beam would tilt when different numbers of weights were placed at different distances from the pivot. There was a developmental progression from non-systematic responding (3-year-olds) to responding based on a single variable, usually weight (4-year-olds) to responding based on integration of weight and distance (5-, 6- and 7-year-olds). Individual analyses revealed additive and multiplicative integration rules in children aged from 5 years. Weight-distance strategy complexity increased with age and was associated with better performance on independent measures of relational processing, especially the more complex items. Thus weight-distance integration involves processing of complex relational information. The findings enhance the explanatory power of Relational Complexity theory as a domain-general approach to cognitive development.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.description.publicationstatusYes
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dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherElsevier
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdom
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationN
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom49
dc.relation.ispartofpageto60
dc.relation.ispartofissue1
dc.relation.ispartofjournalCognitive Development
dc.relation.ispartofvolume24
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.titleIntegration of weight and distance information in young children: The role of relational complexity
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.facultyGriffith Health, School of Applied Psychology
gro.rights.copyright© 2009 Elsevier. This is the author-manuscript version of this paper. Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the journal's website for access to the definitive, published version.
gro.date.issued2009
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gro.griffith.authorMurphy, Karen A.
gro.griffith.authorAndrews, Glenda
gro.griffith.authorKnox, Kathy L.
gro.griffith.authorHalford, Graeme S.


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