Young Children's Naive Thinking About The Biological World

Young Children's Naive Thinking About The Biological World

by Giyoo Hatano, Kayoko Inagaki
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1841690414

ISBN-13: 9781841690414

Pub. Date: 04/01/2002

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

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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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781841690414
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
04/01/2002
Series:
Essays in Developmental Psychology Series
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Naive Biology as a Core Domain of Thought. The Living-nonliving Distinction. Personification as Analogy in Biological Understanding. The Distinction between Biological and Psychological Processes. Vitalistic Causality. Construction of Naive Biology under Cognitive and Sociocultural Constraints. Conceptual Change in Naive Biology. Toward Better Understanding of Conceptual Development.

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