Diversitas: Perspectivas en Psicología
Print version ISSN 1794-9998
AYALA AFANADOR, María Paola and MONTES GONZALEZ, Jairo Andrés. Cognitive Functioning of Children Aged 4 to 6 in Interpersonal Conflict Resolution. Diversitas [online]. 2011, vol.7, n.1, pp. 91-102. ISSN 1794-9998.
This article focuses on children cognitive Functioning in the social domain of knowledge. It is based on the use of problem solving tasks (PST), using a social skills perspective, to investigate the way in which children solve interpersonal conflicts. The project's overall objective is to describe the cognitive functioning of 20 children between four and sixth years of age, for interpersonal conflicts solving, through the performances obtained in a task that simulates three scenarios where there are disputes between various characters. The results show that school-age children are able to incorporate social skills from an early age and support the idea that cognitive development, especially in the social domain, does not require an overall functioning, but show variability in short periods of time compared to solving interpersonal conflicts, and even within the same task's micro moments.
Keywords : cognitive functioning; interpersonal conflict resolution; perspective taking; social cognition.