The impact of audience age and familiarity on children’s drawings of themselves in contrasting affective states. / Burkitt, Esther; Watling, Dawn.

In: International Journal of Behavioral Development, Vol. 37, No. 3, 2013, p. 222-234.

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The impact of audience age and familiarity on children’s drawings of themselves in contrasting affective states. / Burkitt, Esther; Watling, Dawn.

In: International Journal of Behavioral Development, Vol. 37, No. 3, 2013, p. 222-234.

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Burkitt, Esther ; Watling, Dawn. / The impact of audience age and familiarity on children’s drawings of themselves in contrasting affective states. In: International Journal of Behavioral Development. 2013 ; Vol. 37, No. 3. pp. 222-234.

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