Accession Number : AD0635277

Title :   THE DEVELOPMENT OF TIME ESTIMATION IN CHILDREN.

Descriptive Note : Doctoral thesis.

Corporate Author : TEXAS UNIV AUSTIN

Personal Author(s) : Breeskin, John

Report Date : AUG 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 141

Abstract : The development of time perception in children from 7.7 to 14.7 years of age was studied, using three years of preliminary data from an ongoing six-year longitudinal study, the Holtzman Research Project, designed to study cognitive and perceptual development in children. Three 'spliced together' longitudinal groups of subjects were used, with repeated measurements obtained two or three times at one-year intervals. The Time Estimation Task, a verbally-produced estimate of an empty objective 60-second interval, was obtained three times within each yearly testing session from a large group of children of both sexes in the public schools of Austin, Texas. Specific hypotheses as to the relationship between time estimation and the subject's age, possible sex difference in time estimation, serial position effects in repeated temporal estimates, and the reliability of time estimates were examined. In addition,the relationships between time estimation and related Holtzman Inkblot Technique (HIT) variables, the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children subtests, Sarason Test Anxiety Scale for Children scores, and Parental Occupation Scale items were examined. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*TIME, *PERCEPTION(PSYCHOLOGY)), (*CHILDREN, PERCEPTION(PSYCHOLOGY)), PSYCHOLOGICAL TESTS, ANXIETY, INTELLIGENCE TESTS, PROJECTIVE TECHNIQUES, PERSONALITY, SEX, AGING(PHYSIOLOGY), STATISTICAL ANALYSIS

Subject Categories : Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE