An article about our developmental study on rational thinking was recently featured in YFile, York University’s daily news outlet.
The following is an excerpt from that article:
With the rational thinking research with children and youth, “our strategy was to examine converging evidence. If there was evidence that older children do better than younger children on some of these tasks, then performance on these tasks should also be correlated with cognitive abilities, such as intelligence and executive functions, and dispositions related to open minded thinking,” says Toplak. “Indeed, this is what we did.”