A model of perceptual classification in children and adults.

@article{Smith1989AMO,
  title={A model of perceptual classification in children and adults.},
  author={L B Smith},
  journal={Psychological review},
  year={1989},
  volume={96 1},
  pages={
          125-44
        }
}
  • L. Smith
  • Published 1989
  • Psychology
  • Psychological review
The developmental trend from overall-similarity to dimensional-identity classifications is explained by a quantitative model. I begin with the assumption that objects are represented in terms of constituent dimensions and that the representation of objects changes little with development. Given this assumption, the model has three major parts. First, the similarity between objects is a function of the combination of the constituent dimensional differences. I propose developmental change in the… 
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