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Comprendere e spiegare le azioni altrui: lo sviluppo della nozione di intenzionalità
Author/s: Emma Baumgartner, Valentina Dessì 
Year:  2002 Issue: Language: Italian 
Pages:  8 FullText PDF:  78 KB

In order to answer questions concerning the child’understanding of intention, this study investigates different notion of intentionality showed by children 3-4-5-year-olds. The crucial point of our research is to see whether and when children conceptualize intentions as mental states that precede and cause actions. 70 children were evaluated through a false belief task and a narrative procedure. Results indicates that children 3- year-olds are able to distin-guish between intentional and unintentional action, children 4-year-olds mainly identify in-tention-in action while children 5-year-olds understand the causal nature of intention.

Emma Baumgartner, Valentina Dessì, in "RASSEGNA DI PSICOLOGIA" 1/2002, pp. , DOI:


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