Item description for Imagining the Impossible: Magical, Scientific, and Religious Thinking in Children by Karl S. Rosengren, Carl N. Johnson & Paul L. Harris...
This volume discusses the development of human thinking that stretches beyond the ordinary boundaries of reality. Various new research initiatives have emerged in the 1990s exploring such matters as children's thinking about imaginary beings, magic and the supernatural. The purpose of this book is to capture something of the larger spirit of these efforts. In many ways, this work offers a counterpoint to research on the development of children's domain-specific knowledge about the ordinary nature of things that has suggested that children become increasingly scientific and rational over the course of development. In acquiring an intuitive understanding of the physical, biological or psychological domains, even young children recognize that there are constraints on what can happen. However, once such constraints are acknowledged, children are in a position to think about the violation of those very same constraints - to contemplate the impossible.
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Studio: Cambridge University Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.24" Width: 6.38" Height: 1.24" Weight: 1.63 lbs.
Release Date Oct 1, 2014
Publisher Cambridge University Press
ISBN 0521593220 ISBN13 9780521593229
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More About Karl S. Rosengren, Carl N. Johnson & Paul L. Harris
Karl S. Rosengren has an academic affiliation as follows - University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.