Picture norms for Chinese preschool children: Name agreement, familiarity, and visual complexity

Lamei WANG, Chia Wen Wayne CHEN, Liqi ZHU

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Abstract

Pictorial stimuli standardized for Chinese children are still absent although it is needed in order to test the development of children's cognitive functions. This study presents normative measures for Snodgrass and Vanderwart pictures, viewed by 4- and 6-year old Chinese children. Name agreement, familiarity, and visual complexity were obtained for each age group. The data indicate substantial differences between young and older children in name agreement based on expected name, familiarity and visual complexity. The correlation pattern of the variables collected in the present study were consistent with children's norms in other languages and norms of Chinese adults, while there are cross-age and cross-culture differences in specific variables. The obtained measures represent a useful tool for further research on Chinese children's pictorial processing and constitute the first picture normative study for children in this language. Copyright © 2014 Wang et al.
Original languageEnglish
Article numbere90450
JournalPLoS One
Volume9
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2014

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Wang, L., Chen, C.-W., & Zhu, L. (2014). Picture norms for Chinese preschool children: Name agreement, familiarity, and visual complexity. PLoS ONE, 9(3), Article e90450.