Young children's understanding of attributes and dimensions: a comparison of conceptual and linguistic measures.

@article{Smith1984YoungCU,
  title={Young children's understanding of attributes and dimensions: a comparison of conceptual and linguistic measures.},
  author={Linda B. Smith},
  journal={Child development},
  year={1984},
  volume={55 2},
  pages={363-80}
}
Preschoolers' (2-, 3-, and 4-year-olds) understanding of attributes and dimensions was examined in 3 experiments. Attribute knowledge is the knowledge that a particular attribute--for example, red--can be instantiated in a variety of distinct objects. Dimension knowledge is the knowledge that there are qualitatively distinct kinds of attributes; for example, red and blue are attributes of the same kind, a kind that is different from that of big. Preschoolers' understanding of attributes and… CONTINUE READING

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