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ERIC Number: EJ615485
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2000
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ISSN: ISSN-0010-0277
Young Children's Use of Functional Information To Categorize Artifacts: Three Factors That Matter.
Nelson, Deborah G. Kemler; Frankenfield, Anne; Morris, Catherine; Blair, Elizabeth
Cognition, v77 n2 p133-68 Nov 16 2000
Three experiments examined factors influencing whether young children consider function, as opposed to appearance or shape, when extending names of novel artifacts. Findings indicated that 4-year-olds extend names based on demonstrated function more often when that function provides a plausible causal account of perceptible object structure, when children respond slowly, and when children extend names rather than judge similarities. (Author/KB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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