ERIC Number: ED056761
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Apr
Reference Count: 0
The Role of Face and Body Cues in Children's Judgments of Front, Back, and Side.
Harris, Lauren; Strommen, Ellen
Forty boys and forty girls from kindergarten through fourth grade placed dolls with mobile heads in front of, behind and beside themselves, and in front of, behind and beside another doll to demonstrate development of spatial concepts. The heads and bodies of both dolls were either in convergent or divergent alignment or some combination. Placements were highly consistent within and across children with respect to the location of the doll versus the child's own body or the other doll. Generally, placements were made on the basis of the body rather than the face cue except where use of the face would not violate the body's priority. Girls, and older girls in particular, evidenced greater sensitivity to the face cue than did boys. [Filmed from best available copy.] (Author/MK)
Descriptors: Age Differences, Body Image, Concept Formation, Elementary School Students, Kindergarten Children, Middle Class, Sex Differences, Social Relations, Space Orientation
Lauren Harris, Department of Psychology, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan 48823
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Michigan State Univ., East Lansing. Dept. of Psychology.
Note: Portions of this paper were presented at the Biennial Meetings of the Society for Research in Child Development, Minneapolis, Minnesota, April 4, 1971