ERIC Number: EJ515231
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1995
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The Effects of Task Comprehension on Preschoolers' and Adults' Categorization Choices.
Deak, Gedeon; Bauer, Patricia J.
Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, v60 n3 p393-427 Dec 1995
Two experiments investigated whether preschoolers attend to appearance instead of taxonomic relations in sorting sets of objects with conflicting appearances and taxonomic relations. Found that training and instructions have a significant effect on children's preference for sorting according to taxonomic relations or appearance, and that both criteria can be used systematically by children as young as four years old. (TM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Journal Articles
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