ERIC Number: EJ549506
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1996
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[The Object Permanence Fallacy.] Commentary.
Bradley, Ben S.
Human Development, v39 n3 p132-34 May-Jun 1996
Suggests that Greenberg's challenge to the centrality of object permanence in developmental thinking reveals that developmentalists' theories about childhood speak about their own self-images. Notes that developmentalists have been guilty of not only the object permanence fallacy but also the genetic fallacy, or the mistaken belief that describing how something came to be adequately describes what it is. (BC)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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