Drawing and its analysis has been an important discipline of Developmental Psychology since the early twentieth century. This unique collection of essays unites leading empirical researchers from Europe, the United States and Canada to provide a valuable introduction to drawing research. Focusing on the core problems associated with the visual mind, the contributors examine how drawing development relates to changes in cognition. Topics covered include visual (self) recognition, style, media understanding, inhibition, executive attention, priming, memory, meaning, and figural and spatial concepts. The effects of biological constraints such as motor control, grip and handedness, blindness, neuropsychological conditions and old age are also explained. The book provides a fascinating insight into the life-span and productivity of the non-verbal, visual mind.
|Publisher:||Cambridge University Press|
|Product dimensions:||5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)|
About the Author
Dr Christine Lange-Küttner is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Psychology at the London Metropolitan University.
Dr Annie Vinter is Professor of Psychology at the Université de Bourgogne, LEAD-CNRS, France.
Table of Contents
1. Contemporary enquiries into a long-standing domain: drawing research Chris Lange-Küttner and Annie Vinter; Part I. Self, Symbols and Intention: 2. Understanding reflections of self and other objects Kim Bard; 3. Drawing production, drawing re-experience and drawing re-cognition Josephine Ross; 4. Style and other factors affecting children's recognition of their own drawings Robin N. Campbell, Pauline A. Duncan, Anita L. Harrison and Lynne C. Mathewson; 5. Children's understanding of the dual nature of pictures Richard Jolley; 6. Pictorial intention, action and interpretation Norman H. Freeman and Esther Adi-Japha; Part II. Syntax, Space Systems and Projection: 7. The interaction of biomechanical and cognitive constraints in the production of children's drawing Gregory Braswell and Karl Rosengren; 8. Graphic syntax and representational development Annie Vinter, Delphine Picard and Viviane Fernandes; 9. Spatial structures in children's drawings: how do they develop? Sergio Morra; 10. Figures in and out of context: absent, simple, complex and halved spatial fields Chris Lange-Küttner; 11. Spatial and symbolic codes in the development of three-dimensional graphic representation Maria A. Tallandini and Luisa Morassi; 12. On contours seen and contours drawn Jan B. Deręgowski; Part III. Aging, Blindness and Autism: 13. Benefits of graphic design expertise in old age: compensatory effects of a graphical lexicon? Ulman Lindenberger, Yvonne Brehmer, Reinhold Kliegl and Paul B. Baltes; 14. Drawing as a 'window' on deteriorating conceptual knowledge in neurodegenerative disease Karalyn Patterson and Sharon W. Erzinçlioğlu; 15. Drawings by a blind adult: orthogonals, parallels and convergence in two directions without T-junctions John M. Kennedy and Igor Juricevic; 16. Differences between individuals with and without autism in copying tasks: how knowledge interferes when drawing perspective Elizabeth Sheppard, Peter Mitchell and Danielle Ropar.