ERIC Number: EJ625346
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2000
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Children's Attention to Rigid and Deformable Shape in Naming and Non-Naming Tasks.
Samuelson, Larissa K.; Smith, Linda B.
Child Development, v71 n6 p1555-70 Nov-Dec 2000
Four experiments investigated 3-year-olds' understanding of the differential importance of shape for categorizing solid objects. Found that they categorized rigid and deformable objects differently in a non-naming task and knew that material was important for deformable items and shape for rigid items. In two naming tasks, they generalized names for both solid and deformable objects by shape similarity, disregarding rigidity. (Author/KB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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