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ERIC Number: EJ668532
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003
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ISSN: ISSN-0009-3920
How Specific Is the Shape Bias?
Diesendruck, Gil; Bloom, Paul
Child Development, v74 n1 p168-78 Jan-Feb 2003
Three studies explored whether children's tendency to extend object names on the basis of sameness of shape (shape bias) is specific to naming. Findings indicated that 2- and 3-year-olds showed shape bias both when asked to extend a novel name and when asked to select an object of the same kind as a target object; 3-year-olds also showed shape bias when asked to generalize properties relevant to category membership. (Author/KB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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