, Volume 30, Issue 3, pp 151–161 | Cite as

Picture content and preschoolers’ learning from sentences

  • Michael Pressley
  • Susan Pigott
  • Susan L. Bryant


Do preschoolers remember what they hear when accompanying pictures do not completely overlap sentence content? In two experiments children learned more when the subjects and objects were depicted, but learning was not enhanced by the provision of only the subject or object. Whether explicitly mismatched pictures detracted from learning depended on the nature of the mismatch.


Prose Object Correct Incorrect Condition Picture Content Sentence Content 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Michael Pressley
    • 1
  • Susan Pigott
    • 1
  • Susan L. Bryant
    • 1
  1. 1.University of Western OntarioLondonCanada

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