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ERIC Number: EJ626935
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2001
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ISSN: ISSN-0022-0965
What's in a Shape? Children Represent Shape Variability Differently than Adults When Naming Objects.
Abecassis, Maurissa; Sera, Maria D.; Yonas, Albert; Schwade, Jennifer
Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, v78 n3 p213-39 Mar 2001
Investigated degree to which two shape dimensions were represented categorically by children and adults when learning object names. Found that adults accepted names more often to objects that fell within proposed shape boundaries than to objects that crossed boundaries. Children were just as likely to generalize names to novel objects that fell within as to objects that crossed boundaries. (Author/KB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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