Does the direction in which a figure is looking influence whether it is visible?

Nicola McGuigan

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    Previous studies have shown that young preschool children are highly sensitive to mutual engagement and struggle to diagnose the visibility of a figure when their facial area is occluded. The present study aimed to explore the specificity of engagement by varying (a) the orientation of a figure relative to an observer and (b) the visible area of the figure's body. Results indicated that young children are sensitive to the orientation of the figure and the presence of a salient barrier over the figure's eyes. These results paint a more complex picture of the development of percept diagnosis skills than those that J. H. Flavell, S. G. Shipstead, & K. Croft (1980) outlined. Copyright © 2009 Heldref Publications.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)227-233
    Number of pages7
    JournalThe Journal of Genetic Psychology
    Volume170
    Issue number3
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2009

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    • Mutual engagement
    • Percept diagnosis
    • Visual perception

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    Does the direction in which a figure is looking influence whether it is visible? / McGuigan, Nicola.

    In: The Journal of Genetic Psychology, Vol. 170, No. 3, 01.09.2009, p. 227-233.

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