ERIC Number: EJ641695
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2001
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Prior Knowledge and Exemplar Encoding in Children's Concept Acquisition.
Carmichael, Catherine A.; Hayes, Brett K.
Child Development, v72 n4 p1071-90 Jul-Aug 2001
Three experiments examined how 4- to 10-year-olds' domain knowledge and observation of exemplars interact during concept acquisition and how exposure to novel exemplars causes knowledge revision. In all experiments, prior knowledge and exemplar observation independently influenced children's categorization judgments. Use of prior knowledge was consistent across age and domains, but 10-year-olds were more sensitive to observed feature covariation. (Author/KB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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