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The Development of Color Knowledge in Preschool Children
E. G. Johnson
Vol. 48, No. 1 (Mar., 1977), pp. 308-311
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A naming task using 4 primary hues, 4 secondary hues, and 2 achromatic stimuli was given to 669 preschool children ranging in age from 30 to 53 months. Performance was positively related to age, and girls performed consistently better than boys. The order of acquisition of color names was found to be similar to that reported in related research and also to the proposed evolutionary order across cultures. Possible factors influencing the salience of hues were discussed.
Child Development © 1977 Society for Research in Child Development