What children do in spite of what they know

Thomas G Bever, J. Mehler, J. Epstein

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Abstract

New studies support the hypothesis that young children have basic cognitive capacities but utilize them inefficiently; older children aid these capacities with generally valid cognitive heuristics which produce poor performance on critical problems.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)921-925
Number of pages5
JournalScience
Volume162
Issue number3856
StatePublished - 1968
Externally publishedYes

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Bever, T. G., Mehler, J., & Epstein, J. (1968). What children do in spite of what they know. Science, 162(3856), 921-925.

What children do in spite of what they know. / Bever, Thomas G; Mehler, J.; Epstein, J.

In: Science, Vol. 162, No. 3856, 1968, p. 921-925.

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Bever, TG, Mehler, J & Epstein, J 1968, 'What children do in spite of what they know', Science, vol. 162, no. 3856, pp. 921-925.
Bever TG, Mehler J, Epstein J. What children do in spite of what they know. Science. 1968;162(3856):921-925.
Bever, Thomas G ; Mehler, J. ; Epstein, J. / What children do in spite of what they know. In: Science. 1968 ; Vol. 162, No. 3856. pp. 921-925.
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