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Publication Date: 1975
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A Cognitive Developmental Study of Metaphor Comprehension
Billow, Richard M.
Developmental Psychology, 11, 4, 415-423, Jul 75
Metaphors of similarity and proportionality, together with a pictorial form of similarity metaphors, proverbs, and several Piaget-type cognitive tasks, were given to 50 boys aged 5 through 13 years. Results indicated that metaphor comprehension is a type of classificatory behavior, the development of which is related to maturing cognitive operations. (GO)
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