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Artist’s referential intention in early understanding of drawings as symbols / La intencionalidad referencial del dibujante: su papel en la comprensión temprana de dibujos como símbolos

VIVALDI, Romina (2014) Artist’s referential intention in early understanding of drawings as symbols / La intencionalidad referencial del dibujante: su papel en la comprensión temprana de dibujos como símbolos. Estudios de Psicología [Studies in Psychology], 35 (2). pp. 298-318. ISSN 1579-3699

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In order to examine the influence of artist’s referential intention on early understanding of drawings, two studies were conducted using a matching task. Study 1 explored whether 24-month-old children’s understanding of drawings can be facilitated when an adult draws an object while looking at it carefully (non-linguistic cues) and makes her symbolic intention more explicit to the children through verbal descriptions about her drawing actions (linguistic cues). Study 2 examines if at 30 months of age children are able to solve the task with pre-drawn drawings, without being told the artist’s intention. The results show that the convergence of non-linguistic and linguistic cues enables children to use drawings as symbols at 24 months; only six months later, children spontaneously relate the drawings and their referents. These results are discussed analysing young children’s comprehension of the relationships between drawing, referent, artist and observer.

Item Type: Article
Faculty: School of Life Sciences and Education > Psychology
Depositing User: Romina VIVALDI
Date Deposited: 31 May 2019 14:43
Last Modified: 31 May 2019 14:43
URI: http://eprints.staffs.ac.uk/id/eprint/5671

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