'A river is living': 'moving' words elicit false animacy impressions

Hoo, Jia Yi Felicia, and Dillon, Denise (2012) 'A river is living': 'moving' words elicit false animacy impressions. In: 24th Annual Convention. From: 24th Annual Convention of the Association for Psychological Science, 24-27 May, 2012, Chicago, Illinois, USA. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

The influences of verbally-referenced motion cues on perceptions of animacy were examined using the animacy decision paradigm. Undergraduates misidentified plants as nonliving and erroneously judged moving nonliving entities as living, a common mistake among young children. This finding indicates that the association of 'moving is living' underlies the animate-inanimate distinction.

Item ID: 22070
Item Type: Conference Item (Poster)
Keywords: animacy; psychological traits
Funders: JCU Singapore sponsored registration and accommodation
Date Deposited: 20 Dec 2012 23:01
FoR Codes: 17 PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES > 1702 Cognitive Science > 170202 Decision Making @ 100%
SEO Codes: 97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970117 Expanding Knowledge in Psychology and Cognitive Sciences @ 100%
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