Development of perspective constructions in the children's drawings



Three methods were elaborated to study development of perspective constructions in the child age: analysis of development and perspective direction by individual drawings on the given theme, analysis of correspondence of pictured size of the differently placed objects, and choice of a perspective drawing from a series of alternatives. The study was carried out in four age groups (total number of participants was 113). Results indicate the dominance of spatial constructions in the reversible perspective in preschool and primary school age. In the secondary school age a gradual transmission to constructions made in parallel and linear perspective takes place.

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Keywords: perception, perspective

Journal rubric: Empirical Research

Article type: scientific article

For citation: Goncharov O.A. Development of perspective constructions in the children's drawings. Kul'turno-istoricheskaya psikhologiya = Cultural-Historical Psychology, 2008. Vol. 4, no. 4, pp. 82–90. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)


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Oleg A. Goncharov, Doctor of Psychology, assistant professor, Professor, Department of Psychology, Faculty of Social and Human Sciences, International University of Nature, Society and Man «Dubna», Professor of the Faculty of Practical Psychology of the Moscow Higher School of Social and Economic Sciences. Member of the editorial board of the Psychological Journal of the University of Dubna, Moscow, Russia, e-mail:



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