ERIC Number: ED058952
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
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The Development of the Concept of Seriation.
Siegel, Linda S.
The development of the concept of seriation was studied for 415 children, ranging in age from 3 to 9 years. The subjects were required to learn to identify the larger or smaller object in a two stimulus series, the smallest or middle-sized object in a three stimulus series, and the largest or next to the smallest in a four stimulus series. The end positions of the series were significantly easier to identify than the inner positions. The four stimulus series was significantly more difficult to learn than a three stimulus series only in the cases in which the subject was required to identify an inner position, but not when he was required to recognize an end position. (Author)
Descriptors: Age Differences, Behavioral Science Research, Child Development, Cognitive Development, Concept Formation, Preschool Children, Responses, Serial Ordering
Linda S. Siegel, Dept. of Psychiatry, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
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