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Preschoolers begin to differentiate the times of events from throughout the lifespan

Busby Grant, Janie; Suddendorf, Thomas


Three-, 4- and 5-year-old children were presented with simple timelines of past and future and asked to place pictures representing different events at appropriate places. Events came from three rough temporal groupings for both past and future (24 hours, 12 months and several years). Placement of items in the categories improved with age. Three-year-olds placed events that occurred years ago further away on the past timeline than events that had occurred more recently, but they failed to...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
Source: European Journal of Developmental Psychology
DOI: 10.1080/17405620802102947


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