Do Both Pictures and Words Function as Symbols for 18 and 24-Month-Old Children ?

@inproceedings{Preissler2003DoBP,
  title={Do Both Pictures and Words Function as Symbols for 18 and 24-Month-Old Children ?},
  author={Melissa Allen Preissler},
  year={2003}
}
In Experiment 1, 24-month-old toddlers were taught a new word (“whisk”) through the labeling of a picture of a whisk. After repeated pairings of the word and picture, participants were shown the picture and a real whisk and asked to indicate the whisk. They took the word to refer to the real object rather than to the picture. Experiment 2 established that children are not biased to select any novel real object in the test trial. Rather, the results from Experiment 1 reflected the child’s… CONTINUE READING