Cookies Policy
X

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

I accept this policy

Find out more here

Do Young Children Know What Makes A Picture Useful To Other People?

No metrics data to plot.
The attempt to load metrics for this article has failed.
The attempt to plot a graph for these metrics has failed.
The full text of this article is not currently available.

Brill’s MyBook program is exclusively available on BrillOnline Books and Journals. Students and scholars affiliated with an institution that has purchased a Brill E-Book on the BrillOnline platform automatically have access to the MyBook option for the title(s) acquired by the Library. Brill MyBook is a print-on-demand paperback copy which is sold at a favorably uniform low price.

Access this article

+ Tax (if applicable)
Add to Favorites
You must be logged in to use this functionality

image of Journal of Cognition and Culture

Even babies have an implicit appreciation of the relationship between realistic pictures and the objects that they depict, but a mature understanding of pictures involves an explicit appreciation of how pictures work. Adults appreciate that pictures are public representations that can communicate information to other people, and that some pictures are better at doing this than others. We explore the foundations of this understanding in young children. In three experiments, using yes/no and forced-choice questions, we find that 3- and 4-year olds understand that other people benefit from pictures that contain greater perceptual detail and that the more realistic the picture, the better it is as a symbolic vehicle.

Affiliations: 1: Department of Psychology, University of Edinburgh, 7 George Square, Edinburgh EH8 9JZ, UK, Lancaster University, Psychology Department Fylde College, Lancaster LA1 4YF, UK;, Email: melissa.allen@lancaster.ac.uk; 2: Department of Psychology, Yale University, 2 Hillhouse Avenue, New Haven, CT 06520-8205, USA; 3: Department of Psychology, University of Edinburgh, 7 George Square, Edinburgh EH8 9JZ, UK

10.1163/156853710X497158
/content/journals/10.1163/156853710x497158
dcterms_title,pub_keyword,dcterms_description,pub_author
6
3
Loading
Loading

Full text loading...

/content/journals/10.1163/156853710x497158
Loading

Data & Media loading...

http://brill.metastore.ingenta.com/content/journals/10.1163/156853710x497158
Loading

Article metrics loading...

/content/journals/10.1163/156853710x497158
2010-04-01
2016-12-03

Sign-in

Can't access your account?
  • Tools

  • Add to Favorites
  • Printable version
  • Email this page
  • Subscribe to ToC alert
  • Get permissions
  • Recommend to your library

    You must fill out fields marked with: *

    Librarian details
    Your details
    Why are you recommending this title?
    Select reason:
     
    Journal of Cognition and Culture — Recommend this title to your library
  • Export citations
  • Key

  • Full access
  • Open Access
  • Partial/No accessInformation