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The development of episodic foresight in preschoolers

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The development of episodic foresight in preschoolers
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Prabhakar
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Janani
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1985-
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Janani Prabhakar
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Hudson
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Judith A Hudson
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Leslie
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Alan M
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Alan M Leslie
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Ogilvie
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Daniel M
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Daniel M Ogilvie
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Rutgers University
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Graduate School - New Brunswick
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2012
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2012-05
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eng
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How does the ability to think and plan into the future develop? Previous studies suggest that the ability to think about and act upon the future, a process referred to as episodic foresight, emerges between the ages of 3 and 4 (Atance, 2008). However, it is unclear what underlying processes change during the development of episodic foresight. We hypothesize that episodic foresight consists of two separate processes: 1) the formation and maintenance of goals, and 2) the construction of simulated scenarios, each of which can be made more or less difficult based on the task at hand. We report an experiment that tested the emergence of these processes. The experiment focused primarily on the effect of the number of features that must be constructed and held in memory (4 or 6) and the goals that must be maintained (Subgoal then Final). The results indicate that fouryear- old children are able to envision the future to successfully accomplish future goals, but are subject to working memory demands when there are more features in the future environment. However, three-year-olds are only able to attribute goals when the feature demands are low. When there are fewer features to construct, three-year-olds maintain only the final goal, ignoring the subgoal. Therefore, the development of episodic foresight progresses in conjunction with working memory, simulation and goal maintenance abilities.
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Psychology
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Rutgers University Electronic Theses and Dissertations
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vi, 28 p. : ill.
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M.S.
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Includes bibliographical references
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by Janani Prabhakar
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Preschool children--Psychology
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Child psychology
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Graduate School - New Brunswick Electronic Theses and Dissertations
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doi:10.7282/T34B308H
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ETD graduate
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Prabhakar
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Janani
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2012-04-15 22:32:39
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I hereby grant to the Rutgers University Libraries and to my school the non-exclusive right to archive, reproduce and distribute my thesis or dissertation, in whole or in part, and/or my abstract, in whole or in part, in and from an electronic format, subject to the release date subsequently stipulated in this submittal form and approved by my school. I represent and stipulate that the thesis or dissertation and its abstract are my original work, that they do not infringe or violate any rights of others, and that I make these grants as the sole owner of the rights to my thesis or dissertation and its abstract. I represent that I have obtained written permissions, when necessary, from the owner(s) of each third party copyrighted matter to be included in my thesis or dissertation and will supply copies of such upon request by my school. I acknowledge that RU ETD and my school will not distribute my thesis or dissertation or its abstract if, in their reasonable judgment, they believe all such rights have not been secured. I acknowledge that I retain ownership rights to the copyright of my work. I also retain the right to use all or part of this thesis or dissertation in future works, such as articles or books.
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