ERIC Number: EJ613566
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 2000
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Preschool Children's Use of Trait Labels To Make Inductive Inferences.
Heyman, Gail D.; Gelman, Susan A.
Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, v77 n1 p1-19 Sep 2000
Four studies examined the tendency of preschoolers to use verbal labels versus appearance information in making novel inductive inferences. Results revealed that preschoolers tended to use trait labels of "shy" or "outgoing" rather than superficial resemblance in making psychological inferences. These results could not be attributed to biases on the task. (Author/KB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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