ERIC Number: ED038268
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Reference Count: 0
Visual and Haptic Dimensional Preference: A Developmental Study.
Siegel, Alexander W.; Vance, Billie J.
Dimensional preference tasks in both visual and haptic modalities with three dimensional stimuli varying in form, size, color, or texture were presented to 64 children. There were 16 subjects at each of four grade levels: preschool, kindergarten, grade 1, and grade 3. On each trial, the subject was presented three stimuli and asked to tell the examiner which two were the same. The pattern of preference scores was essentially the same in both visual and haptic tasks. On both tasks, all age groups, except for the preschoolers, showed marked form dominance. Form was especially salient for the kindergarteners and seemed to decrease in salience after that point. Preschoolers showed no clear dimensional preference. However, color or texture preference was relatively low at all ages. The importance of type of stimuli and method of presentation used in assessing dimensional preference is discussed in an attempt to account for the discrepancies between the results of this and previous studies. Tables, charts, and references are included. (Author/WB)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Pittsburgh Univ., PA. Learning Research and Development Center.