ERIC Number: EJ626952
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2001
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Biases in Young Children's Communication about Spatial Relations: Containment versus Proximity.
Plumert, Jodie M.; Hawkins, Aimee M.
Child Development, v72 n1 p22-36 Jan-Feb 2001
Examined in 4 experiments 3- and 4-year-olds' ability to communicate about containment and proximity relations. Found that when describing where a toy mouse was hidden, children were more likely to successfully disambiguate a small landmark when it was in, rather than next to, the large landmark. Three-year-olds initiated searches faster when the small landmark was in the large landmark. (Author/KB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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