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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