Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://doi.org/10.15480/882.4667
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Publisher DOI: 10.1016/j.euroecorev.2014.12.003
Title: Exploring the capability to reason backwards : an experimental study with children, adolescents, and young adults
Language: English
Authors: Brosig-Koch, Jeannette 
Heinrich, Timo  
Helbach, Christoph 
Keywords: Age effects; Backward analysis; Children; Experimental economics; Learning
Issue Date: 24-Dec-2014
Publisher: Elsevier
Source: European Economic Review 74: 286-302 (2015-02)
Abstract (english): 
This is the first study investigating the development of the capability to reason backwards in children, adolescents, and young adults aged 6 to 23 under controlled laboratory conditions. The experimental design employs a modified version of the race game. As in the original game, subjects need to apply backward analysis in order to solve the games. We find that subjects' capability to reason backwards improves with age, but that this process systematically differs across genders. Our repetition of the games indicates that differences exist also in learning between age groups and across genders.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/11420/9096
DOI: 10.15480/882.4667
ISSN: 1873-572X
Journal: European economic review 
Document Type: Article
License: In Copyright In Copyright
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