Young children's attention to global magnitude: evidence from classification tasks.

@article{Smith1985YoungCA,
  title={Young children's attention to global magnitude: evidence from classification tasks.},
  author={Linda B. Smith},
  journal={Journal of experimental child psychology},
  year={1985},
  volume={39 3},
  pages={472-91}
}
  • Linda B. Smith
  • Published 1985 in Journal of experimental child psychology
Young children often compare objects holistically and not in terms of separate dimensions such as size and color. One holistic relation that often governs young children's object comparisons is overall similarity. Two experiments were conducted to examine the possibility that a holistic magnitude relation might also govern children's object comparisons. Objects varying on two dimensions of magnitude-size and saturation--were classified by 3-, 4-, and 5-year-olds. The results indicated that the… CONTINUE READING