Young children can understand and generalize categories Children can categorize

Young children can understand and generalize

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Young children can understand and generalize categories Children can categorize their own dog to other dogs This is evidence that children understand category membership- members of the same categories share similar characteristics Children can understand hypothetical categorization as well Children have an understanding of the innate properties of a category Our understanding of categorization in children is limited Unit 7: Animal Categorization
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Baboons can be taught to classify objects with high accuracy Baboons can also be taught to classify using more abstract rules Animal categorization may not necessary demonstrate language ability Unit 8: Conclusions Categorization explains the social phenomenon of stereotyping Categorization allows you to treat members of the same category similarly and make predictions regarding new category members This leads you to react efficiently and appropriately to your current needs However, there may also be costs to efficiency o Stereotyping assumes that an entire social group of people share the same characteristics, traits, and behaviours which forms your impressions of the group o When you meet a new member of the social group, you may assume that they will share the same traits conforming to my prototype
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