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“Commitment” distinguishes between rules and similarity: A developmental perspective

  • Gil Diesendruck (a1)
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  • Published online: 01 February 2005

A qualitative difference between Rules and Similarity in categorization can be described in terms of “commitment”: Rules entail it, Similarity does not. Commitment derives from people's knowledge of a domain, and it is what justifies people's inferences, selective attention, and dismissal of irrelevant information. Studies show that when children have knowledge, they manifest these aspects of commitment, thus overcoming Similarity.

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