ERIC Number: EJ595694
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1999
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Where Theories of Mind Meet Magic: The Development of Children's Beliefs about Wishing.
Woolley, Jacqueline D.; Phelps, Katrina E.; Davis, Debra L.; Mandell, Dorothy J.
Child Development, v70 n3 p571-87 May-Jun 1999
Two studies probed 3- to 6-year olds' beliefs about wishing and its efficacy. Study 1 showed that children had considerable knowledge about wishing and an age-related decrease in beliefs about its efficacy. Study 2 suggested that children reconcile beliefs in wishing efficacy with knowledge about mental/physical relations by situating them more within emerging beliefs about magic than theories of mind. (Author/KB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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