volume 61, issue 3, P664-680 1990
DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-8624.1990.tb02810.x
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Derek W. W. Price, Gail S. Goodman

Abstract: The development of children's scripts for a recurring event was examined. 24 girls--2.5, 4, and 5.5 years of age--repeatedly experienced an initially novel episode (a trip to the "wizard's room") in a laboratory setting. Based on parents' ratings, the episode was defined as consisting of 26 actions organized into 7 activities. The sequential, spatial, and causal relations among the activities remained constant across episodes. Each child's knowledge of the recurring event was assessed by 4 probe conditions: fr…

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