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Cognition
written by Alfonso Caramazza, Bert Green, and Michael McCloskey
University students were asked to solve simple problems about the trajectories of falling objects. A majority of the students revealed a variety of misconceptions about motion. However, the few basic patterns of responses produced by the subjects suggest considerable commonality in the types of naive physical "laws" people develop on the basis of everyday experience with the world.
Cognition: Volume 9, Issue 2, Pages 117-123
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© 1981 Elsevier B. V.
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10.1016/0010-0277(81)90007-X
Keywords:
misconceptions, physical "laws", trajectory-motion
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A. Caramazza, B. Green, and M. McCloskey, , Cog. 9 (2), 117 (1981), WWW Document, (https://doi.org/10.1016/0010-0277(81)90007-X).
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A. Caramazza, B. Green, and M. McCloskey, Naive beliefs in 'sophisticated' subjects: misconceptions about trajectories of objects, Cog. 9 (2), 117 (1981), <https://doi.org/10.1016/0010-0277(81)90007-X>.
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Caramazza, A., Green, B., & McCloskey, M. (1981, April 1). Naive beliefs in 'sophisticated' subjects: misconceptions about trajectories of objects. Cog., 9(2), 117-123. Retrieved October 5, 2022, from https://doi.org/10.1016/0010-0277(81)90007-X
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Caramazza, A, B. Green, and M. McCloskey. "Naive beliefs in 'sophisticated' subjects: misconceptions about trajectories of objects." Cog. 9, no. 2, (April 1, 1981): 117-123, https://doi.org/10.1016/0010-0277(81)90007-X (accessed 5 October 2022).
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Caramazza, Alfonso, Bert Green, and Michael McCloskey. "Naive beliefs in 'sophisticated' subjects: misconceptions about trajectories of objects." Cog. 9.2 (1981): 117-123. 5 Oct. 2022 <https://doi.org/10.1016/0010-0277(81)90007-X>.
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