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What Children Do in Spite of What They Know

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Science  22 Nov 1968:
Vol. 162, Issue 3856, pp. 921-925
DOI: 10.1126/science.162.3856.921

Abstract

New studies support the hypothesis that young children have basic cognitive capacities but utilize them inefficiently; older children aid these capacities with generally valid cognitive heuristics which produce poor performance on critical problems.