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Causal Status Effect in Children's Categorization

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Woo-kyoung Ahn, Susan A Gelman, Jennifer A Amsterlaw, Jill Hohenstein, Charles W Kalish

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)B35 - B43
JournalCognition
Volume76
Issue number2
DOIs
Published14 Aug 2000

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Abstract

Examined causal status effect (weighing cause features more than effect features in categorization). Presented adults and 7- to 9-year-olds animal descriptions wherein one feature caused two others. Asked which transfer item was more likely an example of novel animal. Found that both groups preferred an animal with a cause and an effect feature over one with two effect features. (Author/KB)

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