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University of Nebraska at Omaha

1997

Communication Sciences and Disorders

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The Availability Of Inferences In Children And Young Adults, Gerilyn A. Katz Nov 1997

The Availability Of Inferences In Children And Young Adults, Gerilyn A. Katz

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Much of the research on age-related differences in the ability to inhibit irrelevant information in a given task has been on the study of younger and older adults. Only a minimal amount of research has focused on the developmental differences in children and young adults. Accordingly, the purpose of this paper is to examine whether age-related differences exist between children and young adults in processes consistent with inhibition.

Third-, sixth-grade children, and college undergraduates listened to twenty-four garden path passages containing either expected or unexpected, but acceptable, conclusions. The twenty-four passages were divided into four subsets, with each subset containing ...