Are lions and tigers substitutes or associates? Evidence against slot filler accounts of children's early categorization.

@article{Krackow1998AreLA,
  title={Are lions and tigers substitutes or associates? Evidence against slot filler accounts of children's early categorization.},
  author={Elisa Krackow and Peter Gordon},
  journal={Child development},
  year={1998},
  volume={69 2},
  pages={
          347-54
        }
}
Items in event-based categorical relations, or "slot fillers," have been found to be recalled better by children than items in a taxonomic relation. This has been used as evidence that children's memory is organized around script-based representations rather than taxonomic structures. Others have attributed the superior recall of slot fillers to association and typicality rather than memory structure per se. This study was designed to see if the slot filler advantage remains when association… CONTINUE READING

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