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ERIC Number: EJ1007151
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Apr
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0022-0965
The Role of Inhibitory Control in the Development of Human Figure Drawing in Young Children
Riggs, Kevin J.; Jolley, Richard P.; Simpson, Andrew
Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, v114 n4 p537-542 Apr 2013
We investigated the role of inhibitory control in young children's human figure drawing. We used the Bear-Dragon task as a measure of inhibitory control and used the classification system devised by Cox and Parkin to measure the development of human figure drawing. We tested 50 children aged between 40 and 64 months. Regression analysis showed that inhibitory control predicted development in human figure drawing even after the effect of age was excluded. These data suggest that inhibitory control plays a role in the development of children's drawing and imply a relation between the executive functions and representational change. (Contains 1 figure and 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
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Language: English
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