The development of induction within natural kind and artifact categories.

@article{Gelman1988TheDO,
  title={The development of induction within natural kind and artifact categories.},
  author={Susan A Gelman},
  journal={Cognitive psychology},
  year={1988},
  volume={20 1},
  pages={65-95}
}
Recent studies have shown that children as young as age 3% use category membership as the basis of their inductive inferences. The present studies examine how children determine which category-based inductive inferences are warranted and which are unwarranted. Preschool and elementary school children learned various facts (e.g., “This apple has pectin inside”) and reported whether they thought the facts generalized to other items varying in similarity to the target (e.g., other apples, a banana… CONTINUE READING
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