The Interaction Between Action Understanding and Causal Reasoning in Young Children

Bu, Amy H.

Previous research suggests that young children are sensitive to causal cues and are able to infer action goals at a young age. In this study, we asked whether these two variables interact by examining whether action understanding influences children’s causal reasoning. Young children (1 to 3 years old) watched a video of two co-occurring potential causes that led to an outcome. Two actors simultan... read more

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