The relevance of an adequate concept of "bigger" for the investigation of size conservation : a methodological critique

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J. Kenneth Kling (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Ernest Lumsden

Abstract: The hypothesis examined by the present experiment was "that a multidimensional concept of 'bigger1 is a necessary, but not sufficient, condition for a child to evidence size conservation." To assure that a sufficient number of children had an adequate concept of "bigger", in order to permit a test of this hypothesis, half of the Ss to be tested received training explicitly designed to this end. The other half received training in an object recognition problem, a task irrelevant to an adequate concept of "bigger." All Ss were then tested for size conservation and weight conservation. In addition, to provide some knowledge of the concept of "bigger" for the control Ss, these Ss were assessed in this regard as well.

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Language: English
Date: 1968
Conservation of substance (Psychology)
Size perception
Child development $x Testing

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