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Conditions for Piagetian Stage IV search errors in a task using transparent occluders

Yates, David J and Bremner, Gavin (1988) Conditions for Piagetian Stage IV search errors in a task using transparent occluders. Infant Behavior and Development, 11 (4). pp. 411-417. ISSN 0163-6383

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Abstract

In a Piagetian Stage IV search task in which the object was in plain view under transparent covers, Butterworth (1977) obtained errors from nearly half the infants but noted few errors when the object was uncovered. This study investigates the possibility that errors arise in the former case because novel transparent covers present a particular distraction. Butterworth's results with transparent covers were replicated under his conditions of administration, but virtually no errors were obtained when infants were familiarized with the covers prior to testing. From this and other results it is suggested that errors in search for a visible object only occur when the infant's attention is drawn by other features of the array.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Infant Behavior and Development
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > Psychology
ID Code: 54065
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 10 May 2012 10:19
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 09 Apr 2014 23:25
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/54065

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