Children's use of frequency information for trait categorization and behavioral prediction.

@article{Boseovski2006ChildrensUO,
  title={Children's use of frequency information for trait categorization and behavioral prediction.},
  author={Janet J. Boseovski and Kang Jun Lee},
  journal={Developmental psychology},
  year={2006},
  volume={42 3},
  pages={500-13}
}
Two experiments examined young children's use of behavioral frequency information to make behavioral predictions and global personality attributions. In Experiment 1, participants heard about an actor who behaved positively or negatively toward 1 or several recipients. Generally, children did not differentiate their judgments of the actor on the basis of the amount of information provided. In Experiment 2, the actor behaved positively or negatively toward a single recipient once or repeatedly… CONTINUE READING