Effect of Verbalization on Reversal Shifts in Children

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Science  17 Nov 1961:
Vol. 134, Issue 3490, pp. 1619-1620
DOI: 10.1126/science.134.3490.1619


Two questions were asked: (i) Would naming stimuli in a discrimination reversal influence the performance of 4- and 7-year-old children, and (ii) if so, would the influence be different for these two age groups? The results indicate a positive answer to the first question and an equivocal answer to the second.