Age of 3 are able to understand general categories Understand that members of

Age of 3 are able to understand general categories

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Age of 3 are able to understand general categories Understand that members of the same categories share similar characteristics Children can understand hypothetical categorization as well Ex: toaster and tea pot Children have an understanding of the innate properties of a category Ex: racoon Our understanding of categorization in children is limited Under three → are not able to categorize, will call cereal a soup 3 → preoperational, can categorize Animal Categorization Baboons can be taught to classify objects with high accuracy Can non-human animals categorize items as humans do? Scientists taught baboons to classify objects as food or non-food using instrumental conditioning Were able to categorize new objects into these categories with 90% accuracy, learned quickly Baboons can also be taught to classify using more abstract rules Tried to get them to categories weather items belonged to the abstract categories of “same” or “different” 90% accuracy with practise Animal categorization may not necessarily demonstrate language ability Innate limitations of the ability to categorize concepts Categorization explains the social phenomenon of stereotyping Stereotyping assumes that an entire social group of people shares the same characteristics, traits, and behaviours which forms your impression of the group When you encounter new people of the social group, you may assume that this new individual will have this stuff in common too (conforming to your prototype)
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