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Differences in map representation by Indian and American adolescents

Differences in map representation by Indian and American adolescents

Perceptual and Motor Skills 82(3 Pt 2): 1232-1234

ISSN/ISBN: 0031-5125

PMID: 8823888

DOI: 10.2466/pms.1996.82.3c.1232

Piaget and Inhelder (1967) outlined three stages of spatial representation of the environment culminating in an abstract map-like understanding of space. 120 boys and 120 girls from India and the USA were asked to draw a map of their neighborhoods displaying roads and other landmarks, especially their homes and schools. Analyses indicated both gender and cross-cultural differences in the stage performance of the participants. Implications of these findings as well as future lines of research are discussed.

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