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    Introspective abilities in preschool children

    Louca - Papaleontiou, E. and Melhuish, Edward C. and Philaretou, A. (2012) Introspective abilities in preschool children. Asian Transactions on Basic and Applied Sciences 2 (2), pp. 14-30. ISSN 2221-4291.

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    The main aim of the current research is to examine the existence of young children’s introspective abilities, such as the awareness of the ‘fact’ and the ‘content’ of thought. Fifty children of mean age 5 years were individually tested both at the beginning and at the end of the school year. Half of them were randomly selected and constituted the experimental group and had an intervention for half an hour for twenty weeks, which gave emphasis to the use and instruction of a number of internal state words and other metacognitive activities. At the end of the intervention, the experimental group scored statistically higher in the metacognitive ability of introspection, and especially in children’s accuracy in referring to the content of thought.


    Item Type: Article
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): Introspective abilities, preschool children
    School: School of Science > Psychological Sciences
    Research Centres and Institutes: Children, Families and Social Issues, Institute for the Study of (Closed)
    Depositing User: Administrator
    Date Deposited: 19 Jun 2013 07:53
    Last Modified: 05 Dec 2016 11:52


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