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ERIC Number: EJ626901
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2001
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ISSN: ISSN-0012-1649
Essentialism in Brazilian Children's Extensions of Animal Names.
Diesendruck, Gil
Developmental Psychology, v37 n1 p49-60 Jan 2001
Investigated whether Brazilian 4-year-olds held essentialist beliefs about animal categories. Found that middle class and poor children were equally likely to interpret labels as referring to mutually exclusive animal categories, and more likely to accept a common label for animals sharing internal properties than superficial properties, suggesting that internal properties convinced children that the animals were of the same kind. (Author/KB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Brazil