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ERIC Number: EJ613534
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2000
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ISSN: ISSN-0010-0277
Young Children Are Sensitive to How an Object Was Created when Deciding What To Name It.
Gelman, Susan A.; Bloom, Paul
Cognition, v76 n2 p91-103 Aug 14 2000
Examined how 3- and 5-year-olds and adults extend names for human-made artifacts. Found that even 3-year-olds were more likely to provide artifact names (e.g., "knife") when they believed objects were intentionally created and to provide material-based descriptions (e.g., "plastic") when they believed objects were accidentally created. Results support a theory of artifact naming whereby intuitions about intention play an important role. (Author/KB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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