Access

You are not currently logged in.

Access your personal account or get JSTOR access through your library or other institution:

login

Log in to your personal account or through your institution.

If You Use a Screen Reader

This content is available through Read Online (Free) program, which relies on page scans. Since scans are not currently available to screen readers, please contact JSTOR User Support for access. We'll provide a PDF copy for your screen reader.

Development of the Probability Concept in Children

Carolyn M. Davies
Child Development
Vol. 36, No. 3 (Sep., 1965), pp. 779-788
Published by: Wiley on behalf of the Society for Research in Child Development
DOI: 10.2307/1126923
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/1126923
Page Count: 10
  • Read Online (Free)
  • Download ($34.00)
  • Subscribe ($19.50)
  • Cite this Item
Since scans are not currently available to screen readers, please contact JSTOR User Support for access. We'll provide a PDF copy for your screen reader.
Development of the Probability Concept in Children
Preview not available

Abstract

To provide additional information concerning Piaget's theory of the development of the probability concept, non-verbal and verbal tests were given to 112 Ss, 8 male and 8 female at each age from 3 through 9 years. The results supported Piaget's interpretation of the acquisition of this concept as a developmental phenomenon. It was also shown that the behavior of preoperational children is frequently related to event probabilities and that non-verbal behavior consistent with event probabilities precedes the ability to verbalize the probability concept or the relation between the child's behavior and event probabilities. No significant sex difference was found in development of this concept.

Page Thumbnails

  • Thumbnail: Page 
779
    779
  • Thumbnail: Page 
780
    780
  • Thumbnail: Page 
781
    781
  • Thumbnail: Page 
782
    782
  • Thumbnail: Page 
783
    783
  • Thumbnail: Page 
784
    784
  • Thumbnail: Page 
785
    785
  • Thumbnail: Page 
786
    786
  • Thumbnail: Page 
787
    787
  • Thumbnail: Page 
788
    788