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An Introduction to the Psychology of Childrens Drawings
An Introduction to the Psychology of Childrens Drawings Glyn V. Thomas, Angele M.J. Silk 0814781845 9780814781845 Childrens drawings are intriguing. Why, for example, do children draw people with arms sticking out of the side of t
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An Introduction to the Psychology of Childrens Drawings by Glyn V. Thomas, Angele M.J. Silk

Childrens drawings are intriguing. Why, for example, do children draw people with arms sticking out of the side of their heads? Recent research in the study of childrens art suggests that these apparent oddities are not just random mistakes, but reflect childrens orderly and often thoughful attempts at pictorial representation. This concise book reviews psychological theories of childrens drawings and their relation to emotional and cognitive development. Long-established assumptions that children draw what they know, or that drawings are expressions of emotional experience or unconscious wishes, are critically appraised. Unlike many specialized works, this book does not present just one approach to the exclusion of others, but attempts a dispassionate review of all major theories and aspects of this fascinating subject. Organized around a series of simple questions about childrens drawings, the book covers material from philosophy, perception studies, clinical psychology, art, and aesthetics as well as from child development and cognitive psychology.

Author: Glyn V. Thomas, Angele M.J. Silk

Language: English

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 1

Publisher: NYU Press

Publication Date: 1990-03-01

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ISBN: 0814781845


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