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Evidence for benefits of argumentation in a Mayan indigenous population
Group discussion improves on individual reasoning performance for a wide variety of tasks. This improvement, however, could be largely specific to members of modern, schooled, affluent Western cultures. In two studies, we ...
The influence of power and reason on young Maya children's endorsement of testimony
Two important parenting strategies are to impose one's power and to use reasoning. The effect of these strategies on children's evaluation of testimony has received very little attention. Using the epistemic vigilance ...
Japanese preschoolers’ evaluation of circular and non-circular arguments
Observational and experimental data have revealed that preschoolers possess some argumentation skills, both in the production and the evaluation of arguments. However, these skills might have been fostered by the particular ...