Scale Model Task

In the Scale Model Task, children are asked to retrieve an object hidden in a room after seeing the experimenter hide a miniature version of the object hidden in a scale model of the room. (pp. 242-244) The results of many experiments show that in this task:

In class we have discussed how different theories (Piaget, Information Processing, Sociocultural theory (pp.159-164) might explain these results.

Here are a few more pieces of the puzzle:

Please answer the following questions:

Anatomically detailed dolls are often use to interview children in cases of suspected sexual abuse, especially with very young children.


skills practiced:
  • think critically about classic and contemporary issues of child development.
  • interpret research findings.
  • use research to evaluate critically popular reports and applied issues.
  • apply research findings to concrete problems in the real world.