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Fine Motor Control Underlies the Association Between Response Inhibition and Drawing Skill in Early Development

Simpson, A and Al Ruwaili, R and Jolley, R and Leonard, H and Geeraert, N and Riggs, KJ (2017) 'Fine Motor Control Underlies the Association Between Response Inhibition and Drawing Skill in Early Development.' Child Development. ISSN 0009-3920

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Abstract

Previous research shows that the development of response inhibition and drawing skill are linked. The current research investigated whether this association reflects a more fundamental link between response inhibition and motor control. In Experiment 1, 3- and 4-year-olds (n = 100) were tested on measures of inhibition, fine motor control, and drawing skill. Data revealed an association between inhibition and fine motor control, which was responsible for most of the association observed with drawing skill. Experiment 2 (n = 100) provided evidence that, unlike fine motor control, gross motor control and inhibition were not associated (after controlling for IQ). Alternative explanations for the link between inhibition and fine motor control are outlined, including a consideration of how these cognitive processes may interact during development.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Faculty of Science and Health > Psychology, Department of
Depositing User: Elements
Date Deposited: 06 Mar 2018 11:26
Last Modified: 05 Dec 2018 13:49
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/20634

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