publication . Article . 2004

The object classification task for children: A new measure of concept generation and mental flexibility in early childhood

Smidts, D.P.; Jacobs, R.; Anderson, V.;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2004 Journal: Developmental Neuropsychology, volume 26, pages 385-401 (issn: 8756-5641, eissn: 1532-6942, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Informa UK Limited
  • Country: Netherlands
Abstract
In this study, the development of concept generation and mental flexibility was investigated in 84 Australian children between 3 and 7 years of age, using the Object Classification Task for Children (OCTC), a newly developed executive function test for use with young children. On this task, which was adapted from the Concept Generation Test (Levine, Stuss, & Milberg, 1995) and the Concept Generation Test for Children (Jacobs, Anderson, & Harvey, 2001), children were asked to categorize 6 plastic toys according to 3 predetermined groupings (i.e., color, size, and function). The test included 3 performance levels, each providing increasing levels of structure for ...
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free text keywords: Developmental psychology, Categorization, Concept learning, Cognitive psychology, Early childhood, Cognition, Neuropsychological test, medicine.diagnostic_test, medicine, Psychometrics, Psychology, Cognitive flexibility, Cognitive development
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publication . Article . 2004

The object classification task for children: A new measure of concept generation and mental flexibility in early childhood

Smidts, D.P.; Jacobs, R.; Anderson, V.;