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dc.contributor.advisorDamianova, M.
dc.creatorBustin, Caron.
dc.date.accessioned2012-07-25T13:02:57Z
dc.date.available2012-07-25T13:02:57Z
dc.date.created2000
dc.date.issued2000
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10413/6101
dc.descriptionThesis (M.A.) - University of Natal, Durban, 2000en
dc.description.abstractThis research project attempted to test assumptions about the development of private speech' and its relationship to attentional modes of engagement, and task performance. Results showed an ontogenetic trend from audible, externalised types of private speech to less audible, more internalised forms, consistent with Vygotsky's assumption that private speech undergoes a curvilinear course of development. Use of on-task private speech was accompanied by greater task attentional focus in the form of motor and looking behaviourial modes of engagement and a reduction in non-attention behaviour and successful performance in problem-solving. "The relation of word to thought, and the creation of new concepts is a complex, delicate and enigmatic process unfolding in our soul." (Tolstoy, 1903, 143, in Vygotsky, 1986)en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.subjectChildren--Language.en
dc.subjectAttention.en
dc.subjectCognition in children.en
dc.subjectChild development.en
dc.subjectPreschool children.en
dc.subjectSocial interaction in children.en
dc.titleThe role of private speech as mediator of attention in problem solving tasks among normally achieving pre-school children.en
dc.typeThesisen


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