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Fine motor control underlies the association between response inhibition and drawing skill in early development

Simpson, A., Al Ruwaili, R., Jolley, R.P., Leonard, Hayley, Geeraert, N. and Riggs, K.J. (2017) Fine motor control underlies the association between response inhibition and drawing skill in early development Child Development.

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Abstract

Previous research shows that the development of response inhibition and drawing skill are linked. The current research investigated whether this association reflects a more fundamental link between response inhibition and motor control. In Experiment 1, 3- and 4-year-olds (n=100) were tested on measures of inhibition, fine motor control and drawing skill. Data revealed an association between inhibition and fine motor control, which was responsible for most of the association observed with drawing skill. Experiment 2 (n=100) provided evidence that, unlike fine motor control, gross motor control and inhibition were not associated (after controlling for IQ). Alternative explanations for the link between inhibition and fine motor control are outlined, including a consideration of how these cognitive processes may interact during development.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences > School of Psychology
Authors :
NameEmailORCID
Simpson, A.UNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Al Ruwaili, R.UNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Jolley, R.P.UNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Leonard, Hayleyh.leonard@surrey.ac.ukUNSPECIFIED
Geeraert, N.UNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Riggs, K.J.UNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Date : 13 September 2017
Identification Number : 10.1111/cdev.12949
Copyright Disclaimer : © 2017 The Authors. Child Development © 2017 Society for Research in Child Development, Inc.
Depositing User : Clive Harris
Date Deposited : 15 Aug 2017 08:42
Last Modified : 26 Sep 2017 14:31
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/841913

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