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ERIC Number: ED043392
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Mar
Pages: 12
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Children's Judgments of Age.
Looft, William R.
Sixty-three children ranging in age from three to nine years made age judgments on drawings of human figures. The stimuli consisted of four different male figures drawn according to typical physical characteristics of the middle-aged adult, adolescent, child, and infant. The figures were reproduced in two sizes and were presented to the subjects in a paired comparison procedure. Children's accuracy in determining the older of the two figures on each stimulus card increased steadily over the seven age levels. The errors of young subjects were primarily due to a figural-size response set. Older children made increasing use of other physical features in making their judgments. (Author/WY)
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Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ., Madison. Dept. of Educational Psychology.
Note: An abbreviated version of this paper was presented at the meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Minneapolis, Minneaota, March, 1970