The selective impact of question form and input mode on the symbolic distance effect in children.

@article{McGonigle1984TheSI,
  title={The selective impact of question form and input mode on the symbolic distance effect in children.},
  author={Brendan McGonigle and Matthew Chalmers},
  journal={Journal of experimental child psychology},
  year={1984},
  volume={37 3},
  pages={525-54}
}
Five experiments are reported on the symbolic distance effect (SDE) and related phenomena with 6- and 9-year-old children. In the first of these, children were asked to judge the relative sizes of animals in verbal and pictorial tests featuring the comparatives "bigger" and "smaller." A perceptual condition with actual objects was included by way of comparison. A Symbolic Distance Effect was obtained for both lexical and pictorial input. Mode differences were also observed. Pictures produced… CONTINUE READING