ERIC Number: EJ548344
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1997
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The Tree of Life: Universal and Cultural Features of Folkbiological Taxonomies and Inductions.
Lopez, Alejandro; And Others
Cognitive Psychology, v32 n3 p251-95 Apr 1997
Two parallel studies were performed with 12 American college students and 12 traditional Itzaj-Mayan adults each to investigate universal and cultural features of folkbiological taxonomies and inductions. Results show cultural consensus among both groups in taxonomies of local mammals. These taxonomies had similar relationships to scientific taxonomy. (SLD)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Research supported by fellowships from the Culture and Cognition Program of the University of Michigan and the Max Planck Society, the French Ministry of Research, and National Science Foundation Grants 9319798 and 9110145.