Reasoning and Problem Solving in Young Children

  • Marion Blank
  • Susan A. Rose
  • Laura J. Berlin
Part of the NATO Conference Series book series (NATOCS, volume 14)


The reasoning skills of preschool children were examined through three types of problems: Prediction, Explanations, and Explanations of Predictions. The 3-year-olds successfully answered half of the Prediction problems; the 4-year-olds two-thirds of the Prediction problems and better than a third of the other two groups; the 5-year-olds showed high levels of success on all three groups. The results indicate that preschoolers have a capacity for reasoning that has often not been sufficiently appreciated.


Preschool Child Prediction Problem Reasoning Skill Mental Life Albert Einstein College 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1981

Authors and Affiliations

  • Marion Blank
    • 1
  • Susan A. Rose
    • 2
  • Laura J. Berlin
    • 1
  1. 1.Rutgers Medical SchoolRutgersUSA
  2. 2.Albert Einstein College of MedicineNew YorkUSA

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