Mental Models in Children
Essays in Developmental Psychology
Randall Summers, Charles Golden, Lisa Lashley, & Erica Ailes
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Researchers in the area of child psychology have taken an interest in how children revise their understanding of the world. Stella Vosniadou and William Brewer (1991) postulated a theory called mental models, which provides insight into how genuine understanding is attained. The postulated mental models are created and then tested to build up one’s understanding of how the world works. Additionally, this theory implies there may be points in time where there is some understanding of a concept, yet it is still incomplete. Vosniadou and Brewer wanted to explore these intermediate mental models and develop evidence of understanding in progress. Experiment
child psychology, children, genuine understanding, knowledge conceptualization, mental models, Stella Vosniadou and William Brewer
Lashley, L. K.,
Golden, C. J.
(2020). Mental Models in Children. Essays in Developmental Psychology.
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