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ERIC Number: EJ549570
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1997
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ISSN: ISSN-0018-716X
Why the Young Child Has Neither a Theory of Mind nor a Theory of Anything Else.
Gellatly, Angus
Human Development, v40 n1 p32-50 Jan-Feb 1997
Critiques the metaphor of child-as-theoretician. Argues that comparisons between the cognitive development of an individual and the historical development of a scientific theory are deeply misleading. Further argues that, although there are similarities between children's cognitive enculturation and adults' continuing education, individual cognitive structures are of a different order from public theories. (Author/BC)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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