OBJECT EXPLORATION IN 3- TO 7-YEAR-OLD CHILDREN

Magdalena Śniegulska , Wojciech Pisula

Abstract

The 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.
Author Magdalena Śniegulska (Wydział Psychologii)
Magdalena Śniegulska,,
- Wydział Psychologii
, Wojciech Pisula
Wojciech Pisula,,
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Journal seriesPsychological Reports, ISSN 0033-2941, (A 15 pkt)
Issue year2013
Vol113
No2
Pages 528-539
Publication size in sheets0.55
ASJC Classification3200 General Psychology
DOIDOI:10.2466/10.11.PR0.113x19z1
URL http://www.amsciepub.com/doi/abs/10.2466/10.11.PR0.113x19z1
Languageen angielski
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Publication indicators Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 2014 = 0.47; WoS Impact Factor: 2013 = 0.402 (2) - 2013=0.531 (5)
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