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| Published: June 25, 2016

Uses of Common Tools: Is Affordance a Base?

Kavita

Research Scholar, Department of Psychology, MaharshiDayanand University, Rohtak Google Scholar More about the auther

, Rajbir Singh

Professor, Department of Psychology, MaharshiDayanand University, Rohtak Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.079/20160303

DOI: 10.25215/0303.079

ABSTRACT

A tool is a device that is used to achieve a task, but not consumed in the process. When in use, a tool works as a part of the user’s own body not the environment. The most important point of evolution in human history was development and use of tools. The first tool was made out of stone. Thus, historians refer to the period of time before written history as Stone Age. A study is planned in which the objectives were to know the commonly available and useable tools in present day semi-urban environment, enlisting frequently used tools and their uses, categorizing the uses in terms of commonness- uniqueness and identifying the affordance in their tool. To achieve these objectives 70 samples were taken from age groups of 21-35, 36-50 and 51-65. Findings reveals 142 common human used tools, on the basis of frequency tools were divided in four categories. In these categories second and unique uses were also found. It was found that affordances enhances the efficiency of less precise, less costly, forms of social learning strategies in the acquisition of novel tool use.

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Kavita @ lokesh021085@gmail.com

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ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429

DIP: 18.01.079/20160303

DOI: 10.25215/0303.079

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Published in   Volume 03, Issue 3, April-June, 2016

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