ERIC Number: EJ563056
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1998
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Infants' Use of Object Parts in Early Categorization.
Rakison, David H.; Butterworth, George E.
Developmental Psychology, v34 n1 p49-62 Jan 1998
Two experiments used object-manipulation tasks to examine whether one- to two-year-olds form superordinate-like categories by attending to object parts. Findings indicated that 14- and 18-month-olds behaved systematically toward categories with different, but not matching, parts. Without part differences, none formed superordinate categories. Younger infants categorized by parts rather than by category membership, suggesting a perceptual basis for categorization. (Author/KB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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