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ERIC Number: EJ597814
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2000
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ISSN: ISSN-0010-0277
A Cognitive Theory of Pretense.
Nichols, Shaun; Stich, Stephen
Cognition, v74 n2 p115-47 Feb 14, 2000
Presents a theory of pretense in which pretense representations are contained in a separate mental workspace, a Possible World Box, part of the basic architecture of the human mind with several similarities to beliefs. Maintains that pretend play is motivated from a desire to act in a way that fits the description being constructed in the Possible World Box. (Author/KB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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