ERIC Number: EJ623743
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2000
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Detecting Blickets: How Young Children Use Information about Novel Causal Powers in Categorization and Induction.
Gopnik, Alison; Sobel, David M.
Child Development, v71 n5 p1205-22 Sep-Oct 2000
Three studies explored 2- to 4-year-olds' ability to categorize objects based on novel underlying causal power. Children saw that a "blicket" would set off a machine and participated in categorization, induction, and association tasks. Results demonstrated that even 2-year-olds easily learn about an object's new causal power and spontaneously use that information in classifying and naming the object. (Author/KB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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