ERIC Number: EJ523495
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1996
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Preschoolers' Understanding of Germs as Invisible Mechanisms.
Kalish, Charles W.
Cognitive Development, v11 n1 p83-106 Jan-Mar 1996
Examines preschoolers' understanding of non-observable causal mechanism in causes of illness. Three studies were conducted using subjects from university child care centers. Subjects average five years of age. Results indicated that preschoolers recognize that appearances may be deceiving when it comes to judging causes of illness. Discusses common sense theories and early concept of biology. (MOK)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research; Journal Articles
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