A developmental study of proverb comprehension.

  title={A developmental study of proverb comprehension.},
  author={Donald Resnick},
  journal={Journal of psycholinguistic research},
  volume={11 5},
Growth in proverb comprehension was hypothesized to result from the gradual emergence of cognitive abilities reflected in a sequence of increasingly complex abilities: story matching, transfer of relations, desymbolization, proverb matching, and paraphrase. Items for these abilities for each of 10 proverbs of two structural types were administered in three test sessions to 438 students in grades three to seven. An analogy subtest was used to measure general intelligence. ANOVA yielded… CONTINUE READING