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ERIC Number: EJ890919
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Nov
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0022-0965
Two Types of Perseveration in the Dimension Change Card Sort Task
Hanania, Rima
Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, v107 n3 p325-336 Nov 2010
In the Dimension Change Card Sort (DCCS) task, 3-year-olds can sort cards well by one dimension but have difficulty in switching to sort the same cards by another dimension when asked; that is, they perseverate on the first relevant information. What is the information that children perseverate on? Using a new version of the DCCS, the experiments in this article reveal that there are two types of perseverators: those who perseverate at the level of dimensions and those who perseverate at the level of values (stimulus features). This novel finding has implications for theories of perseveration. (Contains 4 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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