Sensorimotor exploration of a novel object by aboriginal and caucasian children

Catherwood D. (1988) Sensorimotor exploration of a novel object by aboriginal and caucasian children. Early Child Development and Care, 39 1: 67-75. doi:10.1080/0300443880390106


Author Catherwood D.
Title Sensorimotor exploration of a novel object by aboriginal and caucasian children
Journal name Early Child Development and Care   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1476-8275
Publication date 1988-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/0300443880390106
Volume 39
Issue 1
Start page 67
End page 75
Total pages 9
Subject 2919 Pediatrics
3204 Developmental and Educational Psychology
3207 Social Psychology
Abstract It has been suggested that children from disadvantaged minority groups may not engage in effective sensorimotor exploration of novel stimuli and instead may act in a “passive” way in such situations. To assess this proposition, 18 Aboriginal Australian children from lower social status backgrounds and 18 Caucasian Australian children from middle social status backgrounds (mean age for whole sample: 4 years 6 months) were observed in a familiar environment into which a novel “object” had been introduced. Contrary to past speculation, the Aboriginal and Caucasian children displayed similar levels and patterns of visual and tactile exploration of the novel object, with the Aboriginal children manipulating it at a higher rate.
Keyword caucasian children
Sensorimotor exploration: aboriginal
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

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