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Title: Counterfactual Reasoning: Sharpening Conceptual Distinctions in Developmental Studies
Authors: Rafetseder, Eva
Perner, Josef
Contact Email: eva.rafetseder@stir.ac.uk
Keywords: counterfactual reasoning
basic conditional reasoning
counterfactual emotions
developmental studies
Issue Date: Mar-2014
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell for Society for Research in Child Development
Citation: Rafetseder E & Perner J (2014) Counterfactual Reasoning: Sharpening Conceptual Distinctions in Developmental Studies, Child Development Perspectives, 8 (1), pp. 54-58.
Abstract: Counterfactual reasoning (CFR)—mentally representing what the world would be like now if things had been different in the past—is an important aspect of human cognition and the focus of research in areas such as philosophy, social psychology, and clinical psychology. More recently, it has also gained broad interest in cognitive developmental psychology, mainly focusing on the question of how this kind of reasoning can be characterized. Studies have been inconsistent in identifying when children can use CFR. In this article, we present theoretical positions that may account for this inconsistency and evaluate them in the light of research on counterfactual emotions.
Type: Journal Article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1893/20381
DOI Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/cdep.12061
Rights: This is an open access article under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License, which permits use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited and is not used for commercial purposes
Affiliation: Psychology
University of Salzburg

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