A learning set approach to multiple classification: Evidence for a theory of cognitive levels

Halford G.S. (1980) A learning set approach to multiple classification: Evidence for a theory of cognitive levels. International Journal of Behavioral Development, 3 4: 409-422. doi:10.1177/016502548000300404


Author Halford G.S.
Title A learning set approach to multiple classification: Evidence for a theory of cognitive levels
Journal name International Journal of Behavioral Development   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1464-0651
Publication date 1980
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1177/016502548000300404
Volume 3
Issue 4
Start page 409
End page 422
Total pages 14
Subject 3204 Developmental and Educational Psychology
Abstract Eighty children aged 3 to 6 years were given learning set training in classification under one of two conditions: a one attribute condition in which the cells of the matrix could be filled by taking account of only one dimension, or a two attribute condition in which the cells of the same matrix had to be filled by considering both dimensions. All age groups learned the one attribute task, but the majority of 3-year-olds failed the two attribute condition and there was a significant interaction between age and experimental condition. The results are discussed in terms of cognitive developmental stage theory, and while it is concluded that unmodified Piagetian theory is inconsistent with the results, they can be accommodated by a reformulated theory.
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