Inductive Categorization: a Methodology to Examine the Basis for Categorization and Induction in Infancy


Three experiments with a methodology called inductive categorization examined 1216-, and 20-month-olds’ categorization of animals and vehicles with and without functional parts as well as their inductive inferences about the motion properties of the objects in these classes. The experiments showed that infants at 12 months use object parts to categorize… (More)


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