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Two-year-olds can socially learn to think divergently. / Hoicka, E; Norwood, M.

In: British Journal of Developmental Psychology, Vol. 36, No. 1, 09.08.2017, p. 22-36.

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Hoicka, E & Norwood, M 2017, 'Two-year-olds can socially learn to think divergently' British Journal of Developmental Psychology, vol. 36, no. 1, pp. 22-36. https://doi.org/10.1111/bjdp.12199

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Hoicka, E., & Norwood, M. (2017). Two-year-olds can socially learn to think divergently. British Journal of Developmental Psychology, 36(1), 22-36. https://doi.org/10.1111/bjdp.12199

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Hoicka E, Norwood M. Two-year-olds can socially learn to think divergently. British Journal of Developmental Psychology. 2017 Aug 9;36(1):22-36. https://doi.org/10.1111/bjdp.12199

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Hoicka, E ; Norwood, M. / Two-year-olds can socially learn to think divergently. In: British Journal of Developmental Psychology. 2017 ; Vol. 36, No. 1. pp. 22-36.

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