A model of scientific reasoning

Which cognitive abilities are associated with scientific reasoning in elementary school? Our study with 402 second-, third-, and fourth-graders showed that scientific-reasoning skills are associated with inhibition, intelligence, language skills, and advanced Theory of Mind. Find out more here.

Osterhaus, Koerber, & Sodann (2017). Scientific thinking in elementary school: Children’s social cognition and their epistemological understanding promote experimentation skills. Developmental Psychology53, 450–462. doi:10.1037/dev0000260