Development of Category-Based Reasoning in Preschool-Age Children: Preliminary Results of a Longitudinal Study


Category-based reasoning is central to mature cognition; yet, the developmental course of this fundamental ability remains unclear. We designed a longitudinal study to investigate the development of category-based reasoning. We also took an individual differences approach to identify possible cognitive factors that may facilitate category-based reasoning. In this paper we report preliminary results of our longitudinal investigation into the development of category-based reasoning.

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