Date of Award

Spring 5-3-2024

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)



First Advisor

Dr. Sandeep Prasada

Second Advisor

Dr. Virginia Valian

Academic Program Adviser

Dr. Sandeep Prasada


Schemas are modes of categorization containing associations between kinds and their related properties. Research suggests sex-linked properties possess principled differences between the sexes. The present study’s results suggest that non-sex-linked properties also possess principled differences, which were more prevalent among properties with principled rather than causal connections to a kind.



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