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Piagetian stage IV errors with an object that is directly accessible both visually and manually.

Bremner, J. Gavin and Knowles, Linda (1984) Piagetian stage IV errors with an object that is directly accessible both visually and manually. Perception, 13 (3). pp. 307-314. ISSN 0301-0066

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Abstract

Previous work has shown that infants make the Piagetian stage IV error when the object is covered by a transparent occluder. However, it is not clear whether this happens because nine-month-old infants' failure to understand the identity of hidden objects extends to visible objects, or whether they are puzzled by object relationships involving transparency. Nine-month-old infants were presented with one of three different stage IV tasks in which the object was visible and uncovered at the second location. Stage IV errors were obtained with the object visible, but only when a covered place was provided at the first location. It is concluded that this result is stronger evidence that the stage IV error is not simply a hidden-object phenomenon, and that it may be best explained by taking account of infants' functional place knowledge, as well as their knowledge of object identity.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Perception
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > Psychology
ID Code: 54055
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 09 May 2012 11:56
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 09 Apr 2014 23:25
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/54055

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