ERIC Number: ED149266
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
The Development of Perspective Ability in Children.
Cox, M. V.
The study reported in this paper traces the nature of the changes which take place as the child gradually acquires perspective-taking skills. The results indicate that at first the young child can correctly represent only the location of the object nearest another observer; later, he can correctly represent a before-behind relationship between objects as seen by another observer; last, he can represent a left-right relationship between objects as seen by another observer. Nevertheless, left-right errors are still made by many 10-year-olds. Piaget and Inhelder's notion that perspective ability is fully developed by this age is too optimistic. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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