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ERIC Number: EJ512384
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1995
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ISSN: ISSN-0885-2014
Principle-Based Inferences in Young Children's Categorization: Revisiting the Impact of Function on the Naming of Artifacts.
Nelson, Deborah G. Kemler
Cognitive Development, v10 n3 p347-80 Jul-Sep 1995
Three studies investigated the influence of principle-based inferences and unprincipled similarity relations on new category learning by three- to six-year-old children. Results indicated that categorization into newly learned categories may activate self-initiated, principle-based reasoning in young children, suggesting that spontaneous inferences about function mediate category learning about novel artifacts by young children. (AA)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Journal Articles
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Language: English
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