ERIC Number: EJ228360
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1980
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Literalism in the Young Child's Interpretation of Pictures.
Higgins, Leslie C.
Educational Communication and Technology: A Journal of Theory, Research, and Development, v28 n2 p99-119 Sum 1980
Four studies showed that a substantial proportion of their subjects, aged four to seven years, responded as if elements "out of sight" in pictures were either nonexistent or imcomplete. Termed "literalism," this mode of responding was related to age but little influenced by training or another form of structured experience. (Author)
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