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Conservation (Concept)

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The principle that mass, number, and volume do not vary despite transformations in their form or embodiment (e.g., a pound of clay is a pound of clay whether in the form of a ball or a sausage) -- in developmental psychology, the recognition or understanding of this phenomena
Category: Learning and Perception
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Added to ERIC: 9/8/1968