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ERIC Number: EJ588459
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1999
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ISSN: ISSN-0010-0277
The Scope of Teleological Thinking in Preschool Children.
Kelemen, Deborah
Cognition, v70 n3 p241-72 Apr 1 1999
Three studies explored the scope of preschoolers' teleological tendency to view entities as "designed for purposes." Found that preschoolers, unlike adults, tend to attribute functions to all kinds of objects. Both children and adults predominantly viewed an object's function as the activity it was designed to perform. (Author/KB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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