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Title:Infants' Reasoning About Objects in the Physical World
Author(s):Kaufman, Lisa Ellen
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Baillargeon, Renée
Department / Program:Psychology
Discipline:Psychology
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Degree:Ph.D.
Genre:Dissertation
Subject(s):Psychology, Experimental
Abstract:Experiments 6, 7, and 8 investigated what additional information 9-month-olds use to distinguish between movable and immovable objects. The results from these experiments revealed that 9-month-olds attended to both verticality and object width. Furthermore, with the addition of width, verticality was elaborated to take width into account. Thus, for 9-month-olds: (1) objects that were wide were perceived as immovable; (2) objects that had a salient vertical dimension and were very narrow were perceived as immovable; and (3) all others were perceived as movable.
Issue Date:1998
Type:Text
Language:English
Description:100 p.
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1998.
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/82246
Other Identifier(s):(MiAaPQ)AAI9904502
Date Available in IDEALS:2015-09-25
Date Deposited:1998


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