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Klemfuss, J. Zoe – Journal of Cognition and Development, 2015
Theorists have identified language as a critical contributor to children's episodic memory development, yet studies linking language and memory have had mixed results. The present study aimed to clarify the mechanisms linking language and memory and to explain the previous mixed results. Sixty-four preschool children's receptive and productive…
Descriptors: Language Skills, Recall (Psychology), Preschool Children, Correlation
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Rhodes, Marjorie; Gelman, Susan A.; Karuza, J. Christopher – Journal of Cognition and Development, 2014
These studies examined the role of ontological beliefs about category boundaries in early categorization. Study 1 found that preschool-age children (N = 48, aged 3-4 years old) have domain-specific beliefs about the meaning of category boundaries; children judged the boundaries of natural kind categories (animal species, human gender) as discrete…
Descriptors: Role, Beliefs, Preschool Children, Classification