OBJECT EXPLORATION IN 3- TO 7-YEAR-OLD CHILDREN
Magdalena Śniegulska , Wojciech Pisula
AbstractThe aim of the present study was to analyze free exploration of an unfamiliar, novel object in a semi-natural environment in 189 preschool children aged 3 to 7 years. The study used a purpose-built, novel, and complex stimulus object. Each child was shown the complex object lying on the fl oor and asked to explore it for 15 minutes. The child's behavior was video recorded. Age-dependent diff erences were found in the children's exploratory activity. No sex diff erences were found. Cluster analysis showed four main behavioral patterns that diff ered in their qualitative and quantitative parameters. Cluster membership was mainly agedependent and not sex-specifi c. The results showed individual and developmental diff erences among the preschoolers with respect to their exploratory activity. This should be taken into account by school psychologists and teachers when designing the educational tasks and play situations.
|Journal series||Psychological Reports, ISSN 0033-2941, (A 15 pkt)|
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|Publication indicators||: 2014 = 0.47; : 2013 = 0.402 (2) - 2013=0.531 (5)|
|Dorobek Naukowy - Preview URL||http://dn.swps.edu.pl/Podglad.aspx?WpisID=17426|
|Dorobek Naukowy - Approve URL||http://dn.swps.edu.pl/Biuro/ZatwierdzanieWpisu.aspx?WpisID=17426|
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