ERIC Number: EJ528207
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1996
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The Dynamics of Preschoolers' Categorization Choices.
Deak, Gedeon O.; Bauer, Patricia J.
Child Development, v67 n3 p740-67 Jun 1996
Three experiments explored effects of stimulus and task factors on tendency to categorize according to taxonomic relations when those relations conflict with appearances. When provided with information that constrained categorization, preschoolers and adults reliably based their decisions on taxonomic relations between physically dissimilar items. For preschoolers, this was mediated by difficulty of precisely naming objects depicted in line drawings. (HTH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Journal Articles
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