The subject of children’s counterfactual thoughts
Research output: Contribution to journal › Review article
Colleges, School and Institutes
Developmental psychologists debate when children acquire the ability to think counterfactually about what might have been. Most researchers have focused on the reasoning structure of counterfactual thoughts, but the subject matter about which children are asked to think counterfactually has been largely neglected. I review whether children’s counterfactual thinking differs across subject matter, specifically when they are asked to think about emotional, mechanistic, and temporal aspects of the world, concluding that the last is particularly important.
|Journal||Psychology of Consciousness: Theory, Research, and Practice|
|Early online date||23 Apr 2020|
|Publication status||E-pub ahead of print - 23 Apr 2020|