Where to children walk (and what do they do when they get there?)
- R. Mackett, Y. Gong, K. Kitazawa, J. Paskins
- Paper presented at the WALK21 conference,
The concept of individual differences continues to gain considerable attention within the discipline of psychology. A recent workshop at the 2006 Spatial Cognition conference (in Bremen, Germany) made evident that much can be learned by focusing on the individual and the particularities of both planned and unplanned navigation. Individuals vary in their ability to learn and navigate large-scale environments. These differences however are often treated as secondary, aggregated and at times even forfeited for statistical significance testing. Researchers in geography, especially those dealing with behaviour and movement, must take care to partake in this discussion and continue to develop analytical methods that can account for the heterogeneity of human spatial behaviour.