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›› 2005, Vol. 37 ›› Issue (02): 199-209.

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THE INFLUENCE OF COLOR AND TEXTURE SIMILARITY ON CHILD INDUCTION

Li Fuhong,Li Hong,Chen Antao,Feng Tingyong,Gao Xuemei,Zhang Zhongming,Long Changquan   

  1. School of Psychology, Southwest Normal University, Beibei, Chongqing 400715, China
  • Received:2004-09-16 Revised:1900-01-01 Online:2005-03-30 Published:2005-03-30
  • Contact: Li Hong

Abstract: On the basis of previous researches, this paper examined the influence of visual and tactile information on young child Induction. In three tasks, a total of 140 children and 40 adults were presented with target objects with two kinds of property, one is color, the other is texture, followed by test objects that varied in color similarity or texture similarity or both to the target. When objects were not presented with texture difference, both children and adults generalized the containing property to test objects that were highly similar in color (Task 1). When objects were not presented with color difference, both children and adults generalized the containing property to test objects that were highly similar in texture (Task 2). When objects were presented with both color and texture similarity (Task 3), which changed inversely, 4 years olds generalized the properties to those objects that were high similar in texture, regardless of color similarity; on the contrary, 5 years olds and 6 years olds relied both on color similarity and texture similarity to generalize properties.

Key words: induction, color similarity, texture similarity

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