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The role of inhibitory control in the development of human figure drawing in young children

Riggs, KJ and Jolley, RP and Simpson, A (2013) 'The role of inhibitory control in the development of human figure drawing in young children.' Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 114 (4). pp. 537-542. ISSN 0022-0965

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Abstract

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.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Executive functions; Inhibition; Human figure drawing; Development; Flexibility
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Faculty of Science and Health
Faculty of Science and Health > Psychology, Department of
SWORD Depositor: Elements
Depositing User: Elements
Date Deposited: 14 May 2014 14:18
Last Modified: 15 Jan 2022 01:02
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/9348

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