Young Children's Naive Thinking about the Biological World

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Psychology Press, 2002 - Psychology - 222 pages
Presents research on the topic of young children's naive biology, examining such theoretical issues as processes, conditions and mechanisms in conceptual development using the development of biological understanding as the target case.
 

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Contents

The LivingNonliving Distinction
19
Personification as Analogy in Biological Understanding
43
The Distinction Between Biological
67
Vitalistic Causality
95
Construction of Naive Biology Under Cognitive
125
Conceptual Change in Naive Biology
151
Toward a Better Understanding
181
References
205
Author Index
217
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