A technique of studying motivational sphere in older preschool and early school age children

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Abstract

The article gives a description of a technique that enables to reveal the hierarchy of play, wide cognitive, and cognitivelearning motives in the motivational sphere in older preschool and early schoolage children. The technique is called "Toys–Books–Numbers". It is based on the technique by N.I. Gutkina "A Fairy Tale" used in order to define whether the cognitive or the play motive is dominating. But while "A Fairy Tale" is a diagnostic technique, "Toys–Books–Numbers" is a research technique. It was approved and helped to obtain interesting results in a degree research.

General Information

Journal rubric: Developmental Psychology

Article type: scientific article

For citation: Goutkina N.I. A technique of studying motivational sphere in older preschool and early school age children. Psikhologicheskaya nauka i obrazovanie = Psychological Science and Education, 2006. Vol. 11, no. 3, pp. 17–25. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)

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Information About the Authors

Nina I. Goutkina, PhD in Psychology, Senior Researcher (academic rank), the Author was a Member of L.I. Bozhovich’s Laboratory, Psychological Institute of the Russian Academy of Education, Professor at the Developmental Psychology Chair, Educational Psychology Faculty of the Moscow State University of Psychology and Education, Moscow, Russia, e-mail: n-gootkina@mail.ru

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