Children and Pictures: Drawing and Understanding

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John Wiley & Sons, 2010 - Psychology - 377 pages
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In Children and Pictures, Richard P. Jolley critiques both the historical and contemporary studies conducted in the field of children’s making and understanding of pictures.

Some highlights of Children and Pictures are:

  • What develops, and why, in children’s representational and expressive drawing, both in typical, atypical, and cross-cultural populations.
  • The developing relationship between production and comprehension of pictures.
  • Children’s understanding of pictures as symbolic representations.
  • Practical and applied uses of drawings, particularly in clinical and legal settings.
  • Diverse educational practices of teaching drawing across the world.

Presenting up-to-date research and pointing towards future topics of study, Children and Pictures brings the study of children’s drawings into mainstream child development studies. This is an edifying resource for students, researchers, practitioners, parents, artists, and educators in the field.

 

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This is a really useful book and it helped me get loads of info for some of my uni modules. Furthermore, Richard Jolley was a lecturer at my university and, trust me, he knows what he's talking about!

Contents

Introduction
1
The Development of Expressive Drawing
36
Drawings from Children in Special Populations
67
Production and Comprehension of Representational
95
Childrens Understanding of the Dual Nature of Pictures
127
Drawings as Measures of Internal Representations
153
Intelligence
180
Drawing as Memory Aids
216
Cultural Influences on Childrens Drawings
247
The Education of Drawing
272
Future Directions
314
Further Reading
330
Author Index
362
Subject Index
371
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Richard P. Jolley is Senior Lecturer in the Psychology department at Staffordshire University, UK. In the 13 years since completing his PhD in children's making and understanding of expressive pictures he has broadened his research interests in the topic of "children and pictures," taking a variety of perspectives including developmental, cognitive, clinical, educational, aesthetic, and cross-cultural.

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