ERIC Number: EJ556023
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1997
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Thinking about Fantasy: Are Children Fundamentally Different Thinkers and Believers from Adults?
Woolley, Jacqueline D.
Child Development, v68 n6 p991-1011 Dec 1997
Reviews research on children's and adults' beliefs about fantasy and their tendency to engage in "magical thinking." Suggests that children are not fundamentally different from adults in their ability to distinguish fantasy from reality. Both entertain fantastical beliefs and engage in magical thinking. Offers suggestions regarding age differences in this domain and offers an agenda for future research. (Author)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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