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Young Children's Thinking about Biological World

By Giyoo Hatano, Kayoko Inagaki

Psychology Press – 2002 – 224 pages

Series: Essays in Developmental Psychology

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Description

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.

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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Name: Young Children's Thinking about Biological World (Hardback)Psychology Press 
Description: By Giyoo Hatano, Kayoko Inagaki. 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...
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