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Young Children’s Representations of Spatial and Functional Relations Between Objects
Department of Psychology, University of Wisconsin.
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Psychology. (babylab)
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Psychology. (babylab)
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2009 (English)In: Child Development, ISSN 0009-3920, E-ISSN 1467-8624, Vol. 80, no 6, 1612-1627 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Three experiments investigated changes from 15 to 30 months of age in children's (N = 114) mastery of relations between an object and an aperture, supporting surface, or form. When choosing between objects to insert into an aperture, older children selected objects of an appropriate size and shape, but younger children showed little selectivity. Further experiments probed the sources of younger children's difficulty by comparing children's performance placing a target object in a hole, on a 2-dimensional form, or atop another solid object. Together, the findings suggest that some factors limiting adults' object representations, including the difficulty of comparing the shapes of positive and negative spaces and of representing shapes in 3 dimensions, contribute to young children's errors in manipulating objects.

 

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2009. Vol. 80, no 6, 1612-1627 p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-120923DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-8624.2009.01357.xISI: 000271759000003PubMedID: 19930341OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-120923DiVA: diva2:304212
Available from: 2010-03-17 Created: 2010-03-17 Last updated: 2017-12-12Bibliographically approved

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