Title: Three-year-old’s retrospective revaluation in the blicket detector task: Backward blocking or recovery from overshadowing
Authors: Beckers, Tom ×
Vandorpe, Stefaan
Debeys, Ine
De Houwer, Jan #
Issue Date: 2009
Publisher: Hogrefe & Huber
Series Title: Experimental Psychology vol:56 issue:1 pages:27-32
Abstract: We presented 3-year-olds with backward blocking and recovery from overshadowing contingencies in the blicket detector task, a causal induction task that uses binary, deterministic outcomes. Results revealed recovery from overshadowing but no backward blocking. These results are consistent with recent inferential and computational models of causal learning and induction. Our findings extend and clarify recent reports of retrospective revaluation in 3- and 4-year-olds (Sobel, D. M., Tenenbaum, J. B., & Gopnik, A. (2004). Children's causal inferences from indirect evidence: Backwards blocking and Bayesian reasoning in preschoolers. Cognitive Science, 28, 303-333), and underscore the sophistication of causal induction processes in young children.
ISSN: 1618-3169
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Centre for Psychology of Learning and Experimental Psychopathology
× corresponding author
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