Form-function correspondences in children's inference.

  title={Form-function correspondences in children's inference.},
  author={N S McCarrell and Maureen A. Callanan},
  journal={Child development},
  volume={66 2},
Perceptual similarity among concept members has been viewed as inadequate to motivate concept formation. Instead, it has been argued that intuitive beliefs about the world offer more structured motivation for concepts. Our research explores children's beliefs about the relations between perceptually based similarity among things and their predicted behaviors. We focus on form-function correspondences as fundamental components of very young children's belief systems. Groups of 2- and 4-year-old… CONTINUE READING

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