Looks Aren ’ t Everything : 24-Month-Olds ’ Willingness to Accept Unexpected Labels

@inproceedings{Jaswal2007LooksA,
  title={Looks Aren ’ t Everything : 24-Month-Olds ’ Willingness to Accept Unexpected Labels},
  author={Vikram K. Jaswal},
  year={2007}
}
A label can efficiently convey nonobvious information about category membership, but this information can sometimes conflict with one’s own expectations. Two studies explored whether 24-month-olds (N = 56) would be willing to accept a category label indicating that an animal (Study 1) or artifact (Study 2) that looked like a member of one familiar category was actually a member of a different familiar category. Results showed that children were receptive to these unexpected labels and used them… CONTINUE READING

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