Direction and sequence in copying: the effect of learning to write in English and Hebrew

Jacqueline Goodnow, Sarah L. Friedman, Marcia Bernbaum, Elyse Brauch Lehman

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    Abstract

    To explore the nature of directional experience and directional behavior in countries with different scripts, children and adults in the United States and in Israel were asked to copy a number of geometric shapes. The paths or sequences of strokes displayed some common developmental trends together with some specific differences stemming from the patterns taught for forming letters. Generalization from letter patterns, however, followed a nonlinear course: strongest at the time when writing is first being mastered and then declining. A similar course, it is suggested, may occur in generalizations among other cognitive or perceptual behaviors.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)263-282
    Number of pages20
    JournalJournal of Cross-Cultural Psychology
    Volume4
    Issue number3
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1973

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