Reasoning, metacognitive awareness and intelligence during infancy and childhood (Bachelor thesis)

Ανδρεοπούλου, Κυριακή/ Νικολίτσα, Μιχαέλα/ Andreopoulou, Kyriaki/ Nikolitsa, Michaela

The aim of this study was to examine how intelligence and awareness of cog-nitive functions affect the development of reasoning. For this aim, 195 children from 5-11 years of age were examined individually with a series of tasks. In order to exam-ine awareness, 6 faux pas stories were used whereas for revealing the development of reasoning, 2 videos investigating the participants’ ability to extract inferences on the basis of inductive processing. Moreover, participants were tested with a RAVEN-like test for the determination of participants intelligence level. All of the participants were examined individually. The results of the research indicated that age affects all cogni-tive abilities involved in the study. In addition, it was found that both awareness about mental states and intelligence have an effect on the inferential ability
Institution and School/Department of submitter: Δημοκρίτειο Πανεπιστήμιο Θράκης. Σχολή Επιστημών Αγωγής. Παιδαγωγικό Τμήμα Δημοτικής Εκπαίδευσης
Subject classification: Child psychology
Cognition in children
Keywords: Ενημερότητα,Γνωστικές λειτουργίες,Λογική σκέψη,Νοημοσύνη,Awareness,Cognitive functions,Reasoning,Intelligence

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