This study examined the effects of stage of preoperational thought, sex and mode of exploration on preschoolers ability to represent a small-scale model configuration of objects. Forty-eight subjects between the ages of 2 years, 5 months and 5 years, 4 months were classed in spatial conceptualization as either Stage I...
This study sought to fill a void in research literature supporting Attention Restoration Theory (ART) and the beneficial effects of exposure to natural, green spaces. The literature predominantly discusses studies with adult and older child participants, finding that exposure to natural environments often produces an attention-restoring effect. ART has been...
The purpose of this study was the development of the Sex Role
Learning Index (SERLI), a picture choice instrument for assessing the
concepts of sex role discrimination, preference, and confirmation in
young children. The SERLI consists of 60 black-and-white line drawings
depicting common objects, child activities and adult activities
All of us want to be special.
We all need to feel that we are unique and that we occupy a special place in the world. Most of all, we need to be noticed and respected by other people. Only in this way can we become secure and independent adults.
High levels of self-esteem (the individual's
assessment of self-worth) have been associated with a
variety of positive child outcomes, while low levels of
self-esteem have been related to problems in child
growth and development. The purpose of this study was
to explore the relationship between specific child
temperament and parenting...
The purpose of this study was to determine whether changes in physical space
impacted preschool children's cooperative behavior. These changes in physical space
included differentiated and undifferentiated ceiling height and wall color.
This study used an experimental design with subjects experiencing four
conditions each. The sample consisted of 30 preschool...
The purpose of this study was to determine whether a
relationship exists between perceived realism of computer
graphic images and the ability of children to solve
spatially related problems. Experiments were performed
using 23 subjects between the ages of 8 and 11 who were
enrolled in an elementary summer school...
Early learning skills, such as executive function (EF), are a key component of healthy development and predict long-term academic success. Yet many children are entering kindergarten without the necessary skills (including EF) that are needed to set them on a successful learning trajectory. Early prekindergarten classrooms that encourage a high...