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dc.contributor.authorEdelson, Allan L.
dc.contributor.authorSanders Huie, Karen
dc.date.accessioned2020-04-20T20:26:09Z
dc.date.available2020-04-20T20:26:09Z
dc.date.issued1977
dc.identifier.citationEdelson, A. L., Sanders Huie, K. (1977). Topological Classification in Early Childhood. Multivariate Experimental Clinical Research, 3(3), 147-156.
dc.identifier.issn0147-3964
dc.identifier.urihttps://soar.wichita.edu/handle/10057/17425
dc.description.abstractMathematically precise definitions of various topological properties were given. To investigate Piaget's theory that topological relationships are mastered before certain Euclidean ones, 58 subjects of 3 to 7 years old were asked to divide 14 items depicting topological and Euclidean properties into groups of "things they felt were alike." Younger children used significantly stronger topological classification techniques while older ones used significantly stronger Euclidean classification techniques. The suggestion was made that the topological intuition of 3-year-olds may be superseded by strongly reinforced Euclidean notions.
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherWichita State University, Department of Psychology
dc.relation.ispartofseriesMultivariate Experimental Clinical Research
dc.relation.ispartofseriesv.3 no.3
dc.subjectPsychology
dc.subjectEarly childhood
dc.titleTopological classification in early childhood
dc.typeArticle


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