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Concepts, Development of

  • By: Susan A. Gelman & Marjorie Rhodes
  • In: Encyclopedia of the Mind
  • Edited by: Harold Pashler
  • Subject:Linguistics (general), Cognitive Psychology (general)

Concepts are critically important to a range of human activities and, accordingly, are widely varying in content, process, structure, and function. There are competing theoretical accounts for how concepts develop, ranging from the position that there are qualitative changes in ...