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We're going to the zoo: Interactive educational activities with animals boost category-based induction in children

Abstract:

We investigated whether category-based induction can be enhanced through educational activities with real-life animals. Four induction tasks involving pictures of real and novel biological kinds were administered to 252 children aged 5- to 7- years, split across two testing sessions. Between these two testing sessions, 129 of these children took part in a zoo-based educational activity where their attention was directed towards the importance of non-obvious category features. In the first tes...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Medical Sciences Division
Department:
Experimental Psychology
ORCID:
0000-0003-3060-1934
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Publisher:
Elsevier Publisher's website
Journal:
Cognitive Development Journal website
Volume:
49
Pages:
1-10
Publication date:
2018-11-13
Acceptance date:
2018-10-29
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ISSN:
0885-2014
Pubs id:
pubs:941297
URN:
uri:5074c6a2-70f4-48b7-a31c-342446788835
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uuid:5074c6a2-70f4-48b7-a31c-342446788835
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pubs:941297

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