Running head : THE ROLE OF ONTOLOGICAL BELIEFS IN EARLY CATEGORIZATION Preschool ontology : The role of beliefs about category boundaries in early categorization

These studies examined the role of ontological beliefs about category boundaries in early categorization. Study 1 found that preschool-age children (N= 48, ages 3-4) have domainspecific beliefs about the meaning of category boundaries; children judged the boundaries of natural kind categories (animal species, human gender) as discrete and strict, but the… CONTINUE READING