Subfocal Color Categorization and Naming: The Role of Exposure to Language and Professional Experience

Journal title

Polish Psychological Bulletin




No 4


Divisions of PAS

Nauki Humanistyczne i Społeczne


Committee for Psychological Science PAS




DOI: 10.2478/s10059-009-0012-4


Polish Psychological Bulletin; 2009; No 4


Berlin B. (1969), Basic Color Terms: their Universality and Evolution. ; Bornstein M. (1985), On the development of color naming in young children: Data and theory, Brain and Language, 26, 72. ; Brown R. (1954), A study in language and cognition, Journal of Abnormal and Social Psychology, 491, 454. ; Carruthers P. (null), The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Cognitive Science. ; Davidoff J. (1999), Colour categories in a stone-age tribe, Nature, 398, 203. ; Diamond A. (2006), Life-span cognition: the mechanisms of change, 70. ; Franklin A. (2004), New evidence for infant color categories, British Journal of Developmental Psychology, 22, 349. ; Franklin A. (2008), Categorical perception of color is lateralized to the right hemisphere in infants, but to the left hemisphere in adults, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 105, 3221. ; Gilbert A. (2006), Whorf hypothesis is supported in the right visual field but not the left, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 103, 489. ; Gopnik A. (1996), Cross-linguistic differences in semantic and cognitive development, Cognitive Development, 11, 2, 197. ; Heider E. (1972), The structure of the color space in naming and memory for two languages, Cognitive Psychology, 3, 337. ; Imai M. (1996), A cross-linguistic study on constraints on early word meaning: Linguistic influence vs. universal ontology, Cognition, 62, 169. ; Kay P. (2006), Language, thought, and color: Recent developments, Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 10, 51. ; Levinson S. (1996), Language and Space, 109. ; Li P. (2002), Turning the tables: language and spatial reasoning, Cognition, 83, 265. ; (1999), Folkbiology. ; Munnich E. (2003), Language in Mind, 113. ; Newcomb N. (2006), Whorf versus Socrates: Round 10, Trends in Cognitive Science, 10, 394. ; Regier T. (2009), Language, thought, and color: Whorf was half right, Trends in Cognitive Science, 13, 439. ; Roberson D. (2005), Color categories are culturally diverse in cognition as well as in language, Cross-Cultural Research, 39, 56. ; Roberson D. (1999), Similarity and categorization: Neuropsychological evidence for a dissociation in explicit categorization tasks, Cognition, 71, 1. ; Roberson D. (2000), Color categories are not universal: Replications & new evidence from a stone-age culture, Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 129, 369. ; Roberson D. (2004), The development of color categories in two languages: A longitudinal study, Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 133, 554. ; Rosch E. (1972), Probabilities, sampling and ethnographic method: The case of Dani color names, Man, 7, 448. ; Shepard R. (2001), Perceptual-cognitive universals as reflections of the world, Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 24, 581. ; Soja N. (1994), Young children's concept of color and its relation to the acquisition of color words, Child Development, 65, 918. ; Steels L. (2005), Coordinating perceptually grounded categories through language: A case study for colour, Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 28, 469. ; Tarlowski A. (2008), Aspects du développment conceptuel et langagier, 113. ; Wilcox T. (1999), Object individuation: Infants' use of shape, size, pattern, and color, Cognition, 72, 125.

Aims and scope

Polish Psychological Bulletin (founded in 1970) is an official journal of Polish Academy of Sciences, Committee for Psychological Science.The journal publish a variety of papers, including empirical reports of experiments, surveys and field studies, theoretical articles, controversies and analytic papers on important psychological topics. Relevance for an international readership is our prominent goal, Polish Psychological Bulletin does not publish clinical case studies, or technical articles. Submissions from all domains of psychology are encouraged, especially those that address new developments and pursue innovative approaches.

Periodically, the journal will announce a call for papers for special issues. The journal will also entertain unsolicited proposals for special issues that fit the stated scope of the Polish Psychiological Bulletin (please contact the journal’s Editor-in-Chief with a detailed description of your proposal).

All published research articles in this journal have undergone rigorous review, based on initial editor screening and anonymous evaluation of content and merit by independent expert reviewers.

For information on specific requirements, please see the Author Guidelines.

Abstracting & Indexing

Abstracting and Indexing Information

• DESY Publication Database

• Directory of Open Access Journal (DOAJ)

• Current Contents: Social & Behavioral Sciences

• Dimensions


• ERIH Plus

• Google Scholar

• Index Copernicus

• ProQuest

• PsychArchives

• Science Open

• SCOPUS (Elsevier)

• Sherpa/RoMEO